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An ornamental dagger

Etymology[]

From Old French dague, from Template:Pro[[Category:Template:Pro derivations|Dagger]] daga, from Germanic (cf. German Degen, Old Norse dage).

Pronunciation[]

  • Rhymes: -æɡə(r)

Noun[]

Singular
Dagger

Plural
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Dagger ({{{1}}})

  1. (weapon) A stabbing weapon, similar to a sword but with a short, double-edged blade.
    • Template:RQ:Shakespeare Wives, Act I, Scene I, line 282.
      I bruised my shin th’ other day with playing at sword and dagger with a master of fence; ...
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 34.
      The dagger, under the title cultellum and misericorde, has been the constant companion of the sword, at least from the days of Edward I. and is mentioned in the statute of Winchester.
  2. A text character () that is used for footnotes, to signify death, and to express the mathematical application of Hermitian conjugacy.

Synonyms[]

  • (stabbing weapon): dirk, knife
  • (text character): obelisk, obelus
  • (anything that causes pain like a dagger) barb

Derived terms[]

  • cloak-and-dagger
  • look daggers

Translations[]

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See also[]

  • poniard
  • rondel
  • stiletto

Anagrams[]

  • adeggr,
  • ragged

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