[ dey-gon ]
/ ˈdeɪ gɒn /


a Phoenician and Philistine god of agriculture and the earth: the national god of the Philistines.

Origin of Dagon

< Latin < Greek < Hebrew dāghōn
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/ (ˈdeɪɡɒn) /


Bible a god worshipped by the Philistines, represented as half man and half fish

Word Origin for Dagon

C14: via Latin and Greek from Hebrew Dāgōn, literally: little fish
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Word Origin and History for dagon



god of the Philistines, from Hebrew Dagon, from dag "fish."

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