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Dagon

[dey-gon] /ˈdeɪ gɒn/
noun
1.
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/
noun
1.
(Bible) a god worshipped by the Philistines, represented as half man and half fish
Word Origin
C14: via Latin and Greek from Hebrew Dāgōn, literally: little fish
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Dagon in the Bible

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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