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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dagon  \Da"gon\  (d[=a]"g[o^]n),  [Heb.  D[=a]gon,  fr  dag  a  fish: 
  cf  Gr  Dagw`n.] 
  The  national  god  of  the  Philistines,  represented  with  the 
  face  and  hands  and  upper  part  of  a  man,  and  the  tail  of  a 
  fish.  --W.  Smith. 
 
  This  day  a  solemn  feast  the  people  hold  To  Dagon,  their 
  sea  idol.  --Milton. 
 
  They  brought  it  into  the  house  of  Dagon.  --1  Sam.  v.  2. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dagon  \Dag"on\  (d[a^]g"[o^]n),  n.  [See  {Dag}  a  loose  end.] 
  A  slip  or  piece.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Dagon 
  n  :  (Phoenician  and  Philistine)  god  of  agriculture  and  the 
  earth;  national  god  of  Philistines  [syn:  {Dagon}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Dagon 
  little  fish;  diminutive  from  dag  =  a  fish,  the  fish-god;  the 
  national  god  of  the  Philistines  (Judg.  16:23).  This  idol  had  the 
  body  of  a  fish  with  the  head  and  hands  of  a  man.  It  was  an 
  Assyrio-Babylonian  deity,  the  worship  of  which  was  introduced 
  among  the  Philistines  through  Chaldea.  The  most  famous  of  the 
  temples  of  Dagon  were  at  Gaza  (Judg.  16:23-30)  and  Ashdod  (1 
  Sam.  5:1-7).  (See  {FISH}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Dagon,  corn;  a  fish 
 




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