Myth. the chief god of the ancient Philistines and later of the Phoenicians, sometimes represented as half man and half fish
Origin of DagonMiddle English ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Late Greek ; from Classical Hebrew (language) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps d?g?n, grain (hence uncertain or unknown; perhaps god of agriculture)
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.
Origin of DagonHebrew dagôn, of Phoenician origin; see dgn in Semitic roots.
See dag a loose end.