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Dagon Syllabification: Da·gon
Pronunciation: /ˈdāɡän/

Definition of Dagon in English:

(In the Bible) a national deity of the ancient Philistines, represented as a fish-tailed man.


Via Latin and Greek from Hebrew dāḡōn, perhaps from dāḡān 'corn', but said (according to folk etymology) to be from dāḡ 'fish'.

Words that rhyme with Dagon

woebegone • bygone

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