What is Dagger?

Knowing the etymological origin of the term dagger is not simple at all. Although it is known to derive from the French “dague”, it is not known where that Gallic word comes from. Thus, there are theories that it emanates from the Latin word “daca”, which can be translated as “Dacia’s knife”, and there are also those who believe that it is actually derived from the Persian “teg”, which is synonymous with “sword”.

What is Dagger

dagger is a white weapon: that is, a weapon that has a steel or iron blade. In this case, its sheet is short and usually double-edged. The dagger has a lining that provides protection to the fist.

The origin of daggers is remote. It is believed that they emerged in the Bronze Age, thousands of years before Christ. The first daggers were made from ivory, bones and other materials.

Bronze Age

Compared to other white weapons, the dagger is shorter than the sword, but has longer length than the dagger. Many times, in fact, it was used as a complement to the sword.

Daggers have been very important throughout history, although they today lost preponderance. In the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, for example, two daggers were found, one of which would have been made of material taken from a meteorite.


In 44 BC, on the other hand, the Roman dictator Julius Caesar was killed by conspirators who used daggers. The attack resulted in twenty-three wounds, albeit only one fatal.

It is also possible to find daggers in the field of fiction. In the Prince of Persia saga, there is the Dagger of Time, a weapon that is part of the Arena Relics set.

In the field of literature, the term in the field of literature has been used to give its title to different works. This would be the case, for example, of the novel “La daga”, written by Jorge Ruiz Fernández and which takes as the protagonist a journalist, Patricia de la Sierra, who will find himself in the need to collaborate with the police.

Also, “The Dagger” is the title of the second part of the series “The Dark Matter”, written by Philip Pullman. In 1997 this book came to light that says Lyra continues to travel and reaches a corner of the other world where there are adults. There he will meet Will Parry, a twelve-year-old boy who belongs to our world, but who is trapped in that after, to defend his mother, he killed a man.

You will have to do so to find out who or who is behind the crime wave that is ravaging the city, at a time when there is a severe economic crisis and the government is unable to offer stability.

It should be noted that the Royal Spanish Academy in its dictionary, mentions another meaning of the term dagger. This concept refers to the row of bricks, created horizontally, which is formed in an oven with the aim of cooking them.


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