- n. 匕首，短剑
- vt. 用剑刺
- n. (Dagger)人名；(俄)达格尔
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- dagger:  Dagger has an uncertain history. There was a verb dag in Middle English, meaning ‘stab’, which suggests that dagger may simply be ‘something that stabs’, but similarity of form and sense indicates a connection too with Old French dague ‘dagger’. This appears to have come via Old Provençal or Old Italian daga from a hypothetical Vulgar Latin *daca, which meant literally ‘Dacian knife’ (from Latin Dācus ‘Dacian’). Dacia was the ancient name for an area roughly corresponding to modern Romania.
- dagger (n.)
- late 14c., apparently from Old French dague "dagger," from Old Provençal dague or Italian daga, which is of uncertain origin; perhaps Celtic, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *daca "Dacian knife," from the Roman province in modern Romania. The ending is possibly the faintly pejorative -ard suffix. Attested earlier (1279) as a surname (Dagard, presumably "one who carried a dagger"). Also compare dogwood. Middle Dutch dagge, Danish daggert, German Degen also are from French.
- 1. He drew his dagger and turned to face his pursuers.
- 2. She was released from prison in a cloak and dagger operation yesterday.
- 3. This sound, like all music, pierced my heart like a dagger.
- 4. The dagger stuck tightly in the silver scabbard.
- 5. The bad news is a dagger to his heart.
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