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n. Mythology
A god widely worshipped by the Mesopotamians, Amorites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East and often associated with grain, agriculture, and storms. In the Bible, he is presented as the chief god of the Philistines, and traditions dating from the first half of the first millennium ad depict him in the form of a merman.

[Hebrew dāgôn, of Phoenician origin; see dgn in Semitic roots.]


(Bible) 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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Noun1.Dagon - god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines
Philistia - an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times
Phenicia, Phoenicia - an ancient maritime country (a collection of city states) at eastern end of the Mediterranean