Definitions for haghæg, hɑg
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an ugly or slatternly old woman.
a witch or sorceress.
Origin of hag:
1175–1225; ME hagge, OE *hægge, akin to OHG hagazissa witch
a firm spot in a bog.
Origin of hag:
1250–1300; ME: chasm < ON hǫgg a cut, ravine
hag, beldam, beldame, witch, crone(noun)
an ugly evil-looking old woman
hagfish, hag, slime eels(noun)
eellike cyclostome having a tongue with horny teeth in a round mouth surrounded by eight tentacles; feeds on dead or trapped fishes by boring into their bodies
A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard.
An ugly old woman.
A fury; a she-monster.
An eel-like marine marsipobranch (Myxine glutinosa), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotreti. Called also hagfish, borer, slime eel, sucker, and sleepmarken.
The hagdon or shearwater.
An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair.
The fruit of the hagberry.
a witch, sorceress, or enchantress; also, a wizard
an ugly old woman
a fury; a she-monster
an eel-like marine marsipobranch (Myxine glutinosa), allied to the lamprey. It has a suctorial mouth, with labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings. It is the type of the order Hyperotpeta. Called also hagfish, borer, slime eel, sucker, and sleepmarken
the hagdon or shearwater
an appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair
to harass; to weary with vexation
a small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled
a quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut
A hag is a wizened old woman, or a kind of fairy or goddess having the appearance of such a woman, often found in folklore and children's tales such as Hansel and Gretel. Hags are often seen as malevolent, but may also be one of the chosen forms of shapeshifting deities, such as the Morrígan or Badb, who are seen as neither wholly beneficent nor malevolent. The term appears in Middle English, and was a shortening of hægtesse, an Old English term for witch, similarly the Dutch heks and German hexe are also shortenings, of the Middle Dutch haghetisse and Old High German hagzusa respectively. All these words derive from the Proto-Germanic *hagatusjon- which is of unknown origin, however the first element may be related to the word "hedge". As a stock character in fairy or folk tale, the hag shares characteristics with the crone, and the two words are sometimes used as if interchangeable. Using the word "hag" to translate terms found in non-English is contentious, since use of the word is often associated with a misogynistic attitude.
Translations for hag
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an ugly old woman.
- ou heksAfrikaans
- عَجوز شَمْطاءArabic
- bruxaPortuguese (BR)
- die HexeGerman
- heks; kællingDanish
- γριά στρίγκλαGreek
- bruja, arpíaSpanish
- (vieille) sorcièreFrench
- זְקֵנָה מְכוֹעֶרֶתHebrew
- खूसट बुढ़ियाHindi
- ružna starica, vješticaCroatian
- vén boszorkányHungarian
- perempuan tua jelekIndonesian
- skass; nornIcelandic
- strega, vecchiacciaItalian
- 추한 노파Korean
- sena ragana,žiežulaLithuanian
- perempuan tua yang hodohMalay
- oud wijfDutch
- heks, hespetre, kjerringNorwegian
- روى،غوروى،شيشكه،بلا، شيخى،كوډګره، بدشكله بوډىPashto
- baba, babizňa, strigaSlovak
- ružna staricaSerbian
- hagga, räpaSwedish
- çirkin yaşlı kadın, cadolozTurkish
- 老醜婦Chinese (Trad.)
- відьма, каргаUkrainian
- بدصورت بڑھیاUrdu
- mụ phù thuỷVietnamese
- 老丑妇Chinese (Simp.)
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