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Definition of Sparrow


  1. One of many species of small singing birds of the family Fringilligae, having conical bills, and feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young, and its fecundity. See House sparrow, under House.
  2. Any one of several small singing birds somewhat resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge.

Sparrow Quotations

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
Eric Berne

I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows.
Evita Peron

Theories of history used to be supernatural: the divine ruled time; the hand of God, a special providence, lay behind the fall of each sparrow. If the present differed from the past, it was usually worse: supernatural theories of history tend to involve decline, a fall from grace, the loss of God's favor, corruption.
Jill Lepore

Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.
Alfred A. Montapert

I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow, looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part, even temporarily, from their precious children.
Thomas S. Monson
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Sparrow Translations

sparrow in Afrikaans is mossie
sparrow in Danish is spurv
sparrow in Dutch is mus
sparrow in Finnish is varpunen
sparrow in French is pierrot, moineau, passereau
sparrow in German is Spatz
sparrow in Italian is passero, astore
sparrow in Latin is passer
sparrow in Portuguese is pardal
sparrow in Swedish is sparv
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