mid-14c., “a kind of door latch,” and said to be still the name for rings for raising thumb-latches in the north of England, appears to be what it looks like: what you say when you open the door (“have good day;” cf. the 1414 record of them as hafgooddays).
[huh-gah-duh; Sephardic Hebrew hah-gah-dah; Ashkenazic Hebrew hah-gaw-duh] /həˈgɑ də; Sephardic Hebrew hɑ gɑˈdɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew hɑˈgɔ də/ noun, plural Sephardic Hebrew, Haggadoth, Haggadot [hah-gah-dawt] /hɑ gɑˈdɔt/ (Show IPA). Ashkenazic Hebrew, Haggados [hah-gaw-dohs] /hɑˈgɔ doʊs/ (Show IPA). English, Haggadas. 1. a book containing the liturgy for the Seder service on the Jewish festival of Passover. 2. […]
[huh-gah-dist] /həˈgɑ dɪst/ noun 1. one of the writers of the Aggadah. 2. a person who is versed in the Aggadah. /həˈɡɑːdɪst/ noun (Judaism) 1. a writer of Aggadoth 2. an expert in or a student of haggadic literature
[hag-ee-ahy, hag-ahy] /ˈhæg iˌaɪ, ˈhæg aɪ/ noun 1. a Minor Prophet of the 6th century b.c. 2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Hag. /ˈhæɡeɪˌaɪ/ noun (Old Testament) 1. a Hebrew prophet, whose oracles are usually dated between August and December of 520 bc 2. the book in which these oracles are […]
[hag-erd] /ˈhæg ərd/ adjective 1. having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn: the haggard faces of the tired troops. 2. wild; wild-looking: haggard eyes. 3. Falconry. (especially of a hawk caught after it has attained adult plumage) untamed. noun 4. Falconry. a wild or untamed hawk caught […]