Definitions

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

  • noun A god widely worshipped by the Mesopotamians, Amorites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East and often associated with grain, agriculture, and storms. In the Bible, he is presented as the chief god of the Philistines, and traditions dating from the first half of the first millennium AD depict him in the form of a merman.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines

Etymologies

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

[Hebrew dāgôn, of Phoenician origin; see dgn in Semitic roots.]

Examples

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  • But behind the membrane, in Dagon, they had water.

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  • Here, the man who was most strong and fierce, who was called Dagon, was clearly the leader.

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  • Here, the man who was most strong and fierce, who was called Dagon, was clearly the leader.

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