dag

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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 Middle English dagge, of uncertain (probably Germanic) origin, cognate with (Middle) Dutch dag, dagge, dagh. The sense "dangling lock of wool, matted with dung" is also termed "daglock" (derived from the "hanging end" sense of "dag") or "daggle-lock" and some sources consider the sense a shortening of that longer word rather than a mere evolution of the "hanging end" sense.

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.
  2. 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.
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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 2[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 3[edit]

Variation of dang. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Interjection[edit]

dag

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

Etymology 4[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 5[edit]

Initialism for directed acyclic graph.

Noun[edit]

dag ‎(plural dags)

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

Etymology 6[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

dag ‎(plural dags)

  1. A misty shower; dew.

Etymology 7[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

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

Etymology 8[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag ‎(plural dags)

  1. (chiefly Ireland) Eye dialect spelling of dog.
    • 2000, Guy Ritchie, Snatch, quoted in, Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino, Translation and Localisation in Video Games: Making Entertainment Software Global, Routledge (ISBN 9781317617846), page 68:
      Mickey: Dags! D' ya like dags?
    • 2014, John P Brady, Back to the Gaff, Roadside Fiction (ISBN 9780992932305), page 131:
      There it was again, that old Gaelic verb pronounced 'scriss,' that those involved in fighting talk apparently exuded on occasion. It could have been 'D'ya wanna buy a dag?' it was all the same.

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

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Noun[edit]

dag c (singular definite dagen, plural indefinite dage)

  1. day

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch dach, 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)
Usage notes[edit]
  • In archaic or dialectal usage, the older plural form daag may occur after numerals. On rare occasions the expression veertien daag ‎(a fortnight) is still found in contemporary standard Dutch.
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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]

Unknown

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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

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag

  1. indefinite accusative singular of dagur

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]

Noun[edit]

dag

  1. Alternative spelling of dach.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

dag m ‎(definite singular dagen, indefinite plural dager, definite plural dagene)

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

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

dag m ‎(definite singular dagen, indefinite plural dagar, definite plural dagane)

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

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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 Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag

  1. accusative singular of dagr

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dag m

  1. day

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Descendants[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish dagher, 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

Declension[edit]

Inflection of dag 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dag dagen dagar dagarna
Genitive dags dagens dagars dagarnas

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dag

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

References[edit]

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