dag

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See also: DAG, Dag, dağ, and Dağ

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Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

dag

  1. (metrology) Symbol for the decagram, an SI unit of mass equal to 101 grams.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English dagge, of uncertain (probably Germanic) origin, cognate with (Middle) Dutch dag, dagge, dagh.

Noun[edit]

dag (plural dags)

  1. A hanging end or shred, in particular a long pointed strip of cloth at the edge of a piece of clothing, or one of a row of decorative strips of cloth that may ornament a tent, booth or fairground.

Etymology 2[edit]

From daglock or daggle-lock.

Noun[edit]

dag (plural dags)

  1. A dangling lock of sheep’s wool matted with dung.
    • Wedgwood
      Daglocks, clotted locks hanging in dags or jags at a sheep's tail.
    • 1998, Wool: Volume 8, Issue 10, as published by the Massey Wool Association:
      He was one of the first significant private buyers of wool in New Zealand, playing a major part in bringing respectability to what at first was a very diverse group. He pioneered the pelletising of dag waste.
    • 1999, G. C. Waghorn, N. G. Gregory, S. E. Todd, and R. Wesselink, Dags in sheep; a look at faeces and reasons for dag formation, published in the Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 61, on pages 43–49:
      The development of dags first requires some faeces to adhere to wool, but this is only the initial step in accumulation.
    • 2004, Mette Vaarst, Animal health and welfare in organic agriculture, page 323:
      [...] and the use of tanniferous forages may affect faecal consistency, reducing the formation of dag (faeces-coated wool).
    • 2006, in the compilation of the Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, volume 46, issues 1-5, published by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia), on page 7:
      [Researchers] note that free pellets are characteristic of healthy sheep and that if sheep consistently produced free pellets, wool staining and dag formation would not occur.
Synonyms[edit]
  • daglock, taglock
  • daggings
  • dung tag
    • 1989, Paula Simmons, Raising Sheep the Modern Way, revised edition, Storey Communications Inc., Pownal Vermont, page 212
      Remove dung tags, and do not tie them in with the fleece.
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Verb[edit]

dag (third-person singular simple present dags, present participle dagging, simple past and past participle dagged)

  1. To shear the hindquarters of a sheep in order to remove dags or prevent their formation.
    • 2007, Graeme R. Quick, Remarkable Australian Farm Machines: Ingenuity on the Land,
      Blade shearers could shear, crutch, mules or dag sheep anywhere they were needed.
    • 2010 January 29, Emma Partridge, Stock Journal, Richie Foster a cut above the rest,
      After learning how to crutch at 13, he could dag 400 sheep in a day by the spring of 1965 and earned himself more than just a bit of pocket money.
  2. To daggle or bemire.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old French dague (from Old Provençal dague, of uncertain origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *daca (Dacian knife), from the Roman province Dacia (roughly modern Romania); the ending is possibly the faintly pejorative -ard suffix, as in poignard (dagger)); cognate with dagger.

Noun[edit]

dag (plural dags)

  1. A skewer.
  2. A spit, a sharpened rod used for roasting food over a fire.
  3. (obsolete) A dagger; a poniard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) A kind of large pistol.
    • Foxe
      The Spaniards discharged their dags, and hurt some.
    • Grose
      A sort of pistol, called dag, was used about the same time as hand guns and harquebuts.
  5. The unbranched antler of a young deer.

Verb[edit]

dag (third-person singular simple present dags, present participle dagging, simple past and past participle dagged)

  1. (transitive) To skewer food, for roasting over a fire
  2. (transitive) To cut or slash the edge of a garment into dags

Etymology 4[edit]

Variation of dang. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.

Interjection[edit]

dag

  1. (US, informal) Expressing shock, awe or surprise; used as a general intensifier.

Etymology 5[edit]

Back-formation from daggy.

Noun[edit]

dag (plural dags)

  1. (Australia slang, New Zealand derogatory slang) One who dresses unfashionably or without apparent care about appearance.
    • 2004 July 25, Debbie Kruger, Melbourne Weekly Magazine, All the World's a Stage,
      Now, wide-eyed and unfashionably excited ("I’m such a dag!" she remarks several times), she has the leading role of Viola in the Bell Shakespeare Company’s production of Twelfth Night, opening on August 10 at the Victorian Arts Centre Playhouse.
    • 2006 September 26, TV Week, Klancie Keough eliminated,
      What did you think about Mark calling you a dag?
      To me a dag is a person who doesn't have a lot of pride in their appearance or the way they present themselves — the way they sing and how they hold themselves basically. But it didn't really bother me. He said, "You're such a dag, you're cool." I took it as "you're a laidback person". The way they cut it and edited it made it sound on TV like I was grumpy about it, but I wasn't. It was pretty funny how it came across.
    • 2009 November 14, Daily Telegraph, Catherine Zeta - Hollywood's biggest dag?,
      SHE is one of Hollywood's most beautiful leading ladies and has access to any fashion designers, so then why is Catherine Zeta-Jones dressing like a bag lady?
    • 2010 January 15, Michael Dwyer, The Age, Talented dag plucks up the cool,
      A graduate of film studies in New York, May has had a hand in editing two of his three videos. Each casts him as a bespectacled dag in a world of glamour.
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Etymology 6[edit]

Initialism for directed acyclic graph.

Noun[edit]

dag (plural dags)

  1. (graph theory) A directed acyclic graph; an ordered pair (V, E) such that E is a subset of some partial ordering relation on V.

Etymology 7[edit]

Of North Germanic origin; compare Swedish dagg. See dew.

Noun[edit]

dag (plural dags)

  1. A misty shower; dew.

Etymology 8[edit]

Verb[edit]

dag (third-person singular simple present dags, present participle dagging, simple past and past participle dagged)

  1. (UK, dialect) To be misty; to drizzle.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch dag (day), cognate with German Tag.

Noun[edit]

dag (plural dae, diminutive daggie)

  1. a day

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch dag, shortening of goedendag (goodday; goodbye), from goed (goed, pleasant) + dag (day).

Interjection[edit]

dag

  1. hello!
  2. bye-bye!

Etymology 3[edit]

From Dutch dacht.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

dag

  1. preterite of dink

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dagr, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz (day), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag c (singular definite dagen, plural indefinite dage)

  1. day

Inflection[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated). Cognate with German Tag, West Frisian dei, English day, Danish dag.

Noun[edit]

dag m (plural dagen, diminutive dagje n or daagje n)

  1. day (period of 24 hours)
  2. daytime (time between sunrise and sunset)
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Interjection[edit]

dag!

  1. hello, short for goedendag (good day) 'goodday; goodbye'
  2. goodbye, same shortening
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Etymology 2[edit]

Germanic, cognate with English dag (hanging end, shred).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag f (plural daggen, diminutive dagje n)

  1. A piece of rope, used to punish sailors with, on the spot or in running the gauntlet
  2. A line used to fasten young sailors while training boarding a hostile ship or climbing the rigging
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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag

  1. accusative singular of dagur

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dag

  1. Romanization of 𐌳𐌰𐌲

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Dutch dag, from goedendag (goodday).

Interjection[edit]

dag

  1. hello

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

dag

  1. rafsi of dargu.

Middle Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • dach (more common spelling marking pronunciation rather than morphology)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag m (genitive dages, dative dage, accusative dag, plural dage)

  1. day

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dagr, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Noun[edit]

dag m

  1. A day
  2. The period of time between sunrise and sunset, daytime

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “dag” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Noun[edit]

dag m

  1. day

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Old English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dāg m

  1. Alternative form of dāh.

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dagaz, (compare Old English dæġ, Old Dutch dag, Old High German tag, Old Frisian dei, Old Norse dagr), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Noun[edit]

dag m

  1. day

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch Low Saxon: dag
  • German Low German: Dag

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse dagr, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn, to be illuminated).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag c

  1. a day
  2. a day, the period of time between sunrise and sunset, daytime

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Turkmen[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic tag, from Proto-Turkic *tāg, *dāg (mountain).

Noun[edit]

dag (definite accusative dagy, plural daglar)

  1. mountain

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White Hmong[edit]

Verb[edit]

dag

  1. deceive
  2. cheat
  3. lie (tell untruth(s))

References[edit]

  • Ernest E. Heimbach, White Hmong - English Dictionary (1979, SEAP Publications)