I. noun Etymology: Middle English hagge demon, old woman Date: 14th century 1. an ugly, slatternly, or evil-looking old woman 2. archaic a. a female demon b. an evil or frightening spirit ; hobgoblin 3. witchhaggish adjective II. noun Etymology: Scots, break in a moor, from Old Norse hǫgg cut, cleft; akin to Old English hēawan to hew Date: 1662 1. British quagmire, bog 2. British a firm spot in a bog

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  • hag — hag·berry; hag·don; hag·ga·da; hag·ga·dist; hag·gis; hag·gish; hag·gler; hag·gy; hag·i·oc·ra·cy; hag·i·og·ra·pher; hag·i·o·graph·ic; hag·i·og·ra·phist; hag·i·og·rap·hy; hag·i·ol·a·ter; hag·i·ol·a·trous; hag·i·ol·a·try; hag·i·o·lith;… …   English syllables

  • Hag — Hag: Die germ. Wortgruppe mhd. hac »Dorngesträuch, Gebüsch; Umzäunung, Gehege; ‹umfriedeter› Wald; ‹umfriedeter› Ort«, ahd. hag »Einhegung; Stadt«, daneben asächs. hago »Weideplatz«, engl. haw »Gehege; Hof«, schwed. hage »Gehege; Weide; Wäldchen …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Hag — 〈m. 1; schweiz.〉 1. eingehegtes Grundstück, umgrenztes Waldgrundstück 2. Hain, kleiner Wald, Gesträuch, Buschwerk (RosenHag) [<ahd. hac, hages „Umzäunung, umzäuntes Grundstück, Hain, Dorngesträuch“; zu idg. *kagh „Flechtwerk, Zaun, mit einem… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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 — hag1 [hag] n. [ME hagge, a witch, hag, contr. < OE hægtes < haga, hedge, akin to Ger hexe (OHG hagazussa): sense comparable to ON tūnritha, lit., hedge rider, hence witch] 1. Obs. a female demon or evil spirit 2. a witch; enchantress 3. an… …   English World dictionary

  • Hag — Hag, n. [Scot. hag to cut; cf. E. hack.] 1. A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or inclosed for felling, or which has been felled. [1913 Webster] This said, he led me over hoults and hags; Through thorns and bushes scant …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • HAG — is a Swiss maker of model trains in HO scale. These are high quality trains made of die cast metal with reliable mechanisms. This is the primary manufacturer of Swiss model trains, but they are more expensive than most brands of HO trains,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hag — Sm erw. obs. (8. Jh.), mhd. hac m./n., ahd. hag, hac Stammwort. Sonst mit n Flexion as. hago, hag m.( ?), ae. haga, anord. hagi aus g. * haga /ōn m. Umzäunung (umzäuntes Grundstück, Weideplatz, Hecke) . Außergermanisch vergleicht sich l.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Hag — Hag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hagged} (h[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hagging}.] To harass; to weary with vexation. [1913 Webster] How are superstitious men hagged out of their wits with the fancy of omens. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hag — (n.) early 13c., ugly old woman, probably a shortening of O.E. hægtesse witch, fury (on assumption that tesse was a suffix), from P.Gmc. *hagatusjon , of unknown origin. Similar shortening produced Du. heks, Ger. Hexe witch from cognate M.Du.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hag — Hag, 1) Umzäunung, bes. von lebendigem Holz; 2) umzäunter Ort; 3) so v.w. Buschholz; 4) ein Wald; 5) bevorrechteter Hof, Hand u. Bauerngut …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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