Dagon

Dagon

[dey-gon]
noun
a Phoenician and Philistine god of agriculture and the earth: the national god of the Philistines.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek < Hebrew dāghōn

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Dagon (ˈdeɪɡɒn)
 
n
Bible a god worshipped by the Philistines, represented as half man and half fish
 
[C14: via Latin and Greek from Hebrew Dāgōn, literally: little fish]

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Dagon definition


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.)

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