hag´like´

hag´like´
hag1 «hag», noun.
1. a very ugly old woman, especially one who is vicious or malicious: »

The old hag made a face to chase the children from her yard.

SYNONYM(S): beldam.
2. a witch: »

the hags that ride on Halloween.

3. Archaic. a female evil spirit, demon, goblin, or ghost.
4. = hagfish. (Cf.hagfish)
[Middle English hagge, apparently contraction of Old English hægtesse, also hegtes witch, fury]
hag´like´, adjective.
hag2 «hag», noun. Scottish.
1. a piece of soft bog, especially in a moor or morass.
2. one of the turfy or heathery spots of firmer ground that rise out of a peat bog: »

A small and shaggy nag, That through a bog, from hag to hag, Could bound (Scott).

[perhaps < Scandinavian (compare Old Icelandic högg (originally) a cutting < höggva to cut, hack)]
hag3 «hag», noun.
= hagden. (Cf.hagden)
Hag.,
Haggai (a book of the Old Testament).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Hag. — abbr. Haggai (Old Testament). * * * Haggai. * * * Hag. (Bible) abbrev (the Book of) Haggai * * * hag1 «hag», noun. 1. a very ugly old woman, especially one who is vicious or malicious: »The old hag made a face to chase the children from her yard …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hag — (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[ a]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild woman.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hag moth — Hag Hag (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[ a]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hag's tooth — Hag Hag (h[a^]g), n. [OE. hagge, hegge, witch, hag, AS. h[ae]gtesse; akin to OHG. hagazussa, G. hexe, D. heks, Dan. hex, Sw. h[ a]xa. The first part of the word is prob. the same as E. haw, hedge, and the orig. meaning was perh., wood woman, wild …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hag´gish|ness — hag|gish «HAG ihsh», adjective. of or like a hag: »On us both did haggish age steal on (Shakespeare). –hag´gish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hag|gish — «HAG ihsh», adjective. of or like a hag: »On us both did haggish age steal on (Shakespeare). –hag´gish|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hag|gad´i|cal|ly — hag|gad|ic «huh GAD ihk, GAH dihk», adjective. of or like the Haggadah. –hag|gad´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • hag|gad|ic — «huh GAD ihk, GAH dihk», adjective. of or like the Haggadah. –hag|gad´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • hag´ga|dis´tic — hag|ga|dist «huh GAH dihst», noun. 1. a writer of haggadic legends, parables, and like matter. 2. a student of the Haggadah. –hag´ga|dis´tic, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • hag|ga|dist — «huh GAH dihst», noun. 1. a writer of haggadic legends, parables, and like matter. 2. a student of the Haggadah. –hag´ga|dis´tic, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

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