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

< Latin < Greek < Hebrew dāghōn
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Examples from the Web for dagon

Historical Examples

  • The d of Dagon would be represented by d in cuneiform writing.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • Ravallo has a lot of audiovisuals we made during the Dagon Operation.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Dagon fell, and in his fall proclaimed the honor of the God of Israel.

    Life and Times of David

    Charles Henry Mackintosh

  • I fancy it might be traced also in the Phnician fish-god, Dagon.


    John Francis Arundell

  • Almost immediately there was a splash of oars, and the Dagon came alongside of us.

British Dictionary definitions for dagon


  1. Bible a god worshipped by the Philistines, represented as half man and half fish
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Word Origin

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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