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Dagon

Dagon

The national god of the Philistines, represented with the face and hands and upper part of a man, and the tail of a fish. This day a solemn feast the people hold to dagon, their sea idol. (Milton) They brought it into the house of dagon. (1 sam. V. 2)

Origin: Heb. Dagon, fr. Dag a fish: cf. Gr.


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