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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The chief god of the ancient Philistines, represented as half-man and half-fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The main god of the Phoenicians represented as half man and half fish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The national god of the Philistines, represented with the face and hands and upper part of a man, and the tail of a fish.
  • n. A slip or piece.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A slip or piece.
  • n. The national god of the Philistines, represented as formed of the upper part of a man and the lower part of a fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines

Etymologies

Hebrew dāgôn, of Phoenician origin; see dgn in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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