|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Psalm 22:20; 35:17 ) means an "only one."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) One dearly beloved; a favorite.
2. (a.) Dearly beloved; regarded with especial kindness and tenderness; favorite.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
dar'-ling (yachidh, "only," the King James Version margin, "only one"; the American Revised Version, margin, "dear life"): Used poetically for the life or soul (Psalm 22:20; Psalm 35:17).
Darling (13 Occurrences)
Psalms 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. (KJV ASV WBS)
Psalms 35:17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. (KJV ASV WBS)
Song of Songs 1:9 I have made a comparison of you, O my love, to a horse in Pharaoh's carriages. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 1:15 See, you are fair, my love, you are fair; you have the eyes of a dove. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 2:2 As the lily-flower among the thorns of the waste, so is my love among the daughters. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 2:10 My loved one said to me, Get up, my love, my fair one, and come away. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 2:13 The fig-tree puts out her green fruit and the vines with their young fruit give a good smell. Get up from your bed, my beautiful one, and come away. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 4:1 See, you are fair, my love, you are fair; you have the eyes of a dove; your hair is as a flock of goats, which take their rest on the side of Gilead. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 4:7 You are all fair, my love; there is no mark on you. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 5:2 I am sleeping, but my heart is awake; it is the sound of my loved one at the door, saying, Be open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my very beautiful one; my head is wet with dew, and my hair with the drops of the night. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 6:4 You are beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, as fair as Jerusalem; you are to be feared like an army with flags. (See NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 6:9 My dove, my very beautiful one, is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the dearest one of her who gave her birth. The daughters saw her, and gave her a blessing; yes, the queens and the servant-wives, and they gave her praises. (See RSV)
Jeremiah 31:20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a darling child? for as often as I speak against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says Yahweh. (WEB JPS ASV RSV)