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Borrowed from Hebrew דגון.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. The main god of the Phoenicians, represented as half man and half fish.
    • Bible, 1 Sam. v. 2
      They brought it into the house of Dagon.
    • John Milton
      This day a solemn feast the people hold / To Dagon, their sea idol.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.