Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The Babylonian god of the earth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun the Mesopotanian god of agriculture and earth; it is a counterpart of Phoenician and Philistine Dagon.

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

  • noun god of agriculture and earth; counterpart of Phoenician Dagon

Etymologies

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

[Akkadian; see dgn in Semitic roots.]

Examples

  • In a moment of rare praise for an Israeli in the Egyptian press, he called Dagan's actions against Israel's enemies "very brave."

    JTA - Breaking News

  • Although Yankele pines for Clara Epstein Maya Dagan, a pretty, intelligent Polish Jew who coaches Yankele's prospective suitors in how to present themselves to a potential date, Clara is plagued with nightmares and dental pain resulting from medical experiments performed on her in a German concentration camp.

    George Heymont: Painfully Awkward Situations (On Stage and Screen)

  • When the Syrians went head-to-head, Dagan had more skill and anger over learning of Ashur's pimping betrayal, but Ashur fought dirty, blinding Dagan and rendering him useless as a gladiator.

    Spartacus, Episode 5: Things That Made Us Go "Ew!"

  • A series of paragraphs near the end conveyed the substance of conversations with Meir Dagan, the former head of Mossad; and everything that was credibly said by Dagan served to discredit the rest of the article.

    David Bromwich: Obama's Drift Toward War With Iran

  • Zooming in on Dagan's eye getting slashed was pretty brutal also, but the worst scene was Melitta's foreshadowing nightmare in which Gannicus is impaled through the back of his neck while he's doing the deed with her.

    Spartacus, Episode 5: Things That Made Us Go "Ew!"

  • Most notably, outgoing Mossad chief Meir Dagan warned, Israel will be mistaken to attempt to block 'the September move' and the UN's expected recognition of a Palestinian state.

    Ziad J. Asali, M.D.: ATFP Backgrounder on the Question of Palestinian UN Initiatives

  • Written by Shiri Artzi and directed by Eytan Fox (The Bubble, Walk on Water, Yossi & Jagger), Mary Lou is the story of a young gay Israeli man whose happiness is shattered in the middle of his 10th birthday party when his mother, Miriam Levi (Maya Dagan), abandons her family.

    George Heymont: Puttin' On The Glitz (Two Hot New Gay Movie Musicals)

  • A series of paragraphs near the end conveyed the substance of conversations with Meir Dagan, the former head of Mossad; and everything that was credibly said by Dagan served to discredit the rest of the article.

    David Bromwich: Obama's Drift Toward War With Iran

  • Written by Shiri Artzi and directed by Eytan Fox (The Bubble, Walk on Water, Yossi & Jagger), Mary Lou is the story of a young gay Israeli man whose happiness is shattered in the middle of his 10th birthday party when his mother, Miriam Levi (Maya Dagan), abandons her family.

    George Heymont: Puttin' On The Glitz (Two Hot New Gay Movie Musicals)

  • Meir Dagan reasoned that an effective attack on Iran would be difficult because Iranian nuclear facilities are scattered and mobile, and because a strike would be liable to trigger war with Iran and possibly Syria.

    Netanyahu: Militant Islam threatening world

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