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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1711 - דָּגָה
1072) cd (דג DG) AC: Dart CO: Fish AB: Anxiety: The pictograph d is a picture of the a tent door which is a curtain hung over the entrance of the tent. To gain entrance to the tent or to leave, the curtain moved back and forth. Also, the door is used for moving back and forth from the tent to the outside. The c is a representation of a foot. The combined meaning of these two letters is "the back and forth moving of the foot (תאל tail) ". The tail of a fish moves back and forth to propel itself through the water. The darting around of fish. (eng: dog - as a waging tail)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דָּגָה constr. דְּגַת fem. of the preceding, id. Deuteronomy 4:18; Jonah 2:2 commonly collect., like סוּסָה, Genesis 1:26, 28 Exodus 7:18, 21 Numbers 11:5; Ezekiel 29:4, Ezekiel 29:5.
דָּגָה pr. to cover (like the Arab. دَجَا to cover over; hence to be dark, comp. the kindred roots دَجَّ, دجل, دجم, دجن also دَحَّ, of all which the primary idea is that of covering; as also Hebr. דָּגַל, דָּגַר; also the words in other languages, tego, τέγος, στέγω, in the old German Dialects, dagen, dachen, decken); this verb is applied to multitude and plenty covering over every thing (compare جنان a great company, from جنّ to cover, طبن a great multitude, also from the idea of covering). Thus it is once found as a verb, to be multiplied, to be increased [יִדְגּוּ], Genesis 48:16. Hence דָּג, דָּגָה a fish (so called from being so prolific, compare נוּן), דָּגוֹן and דָּגָן.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26