Hag vs Haglike - What's the difference?

hag | haglike |

As a noun hag

is mind, mindset, temper, inclination.

As an adjective haglike is

resembling a hag or some aspect of one; hideous, cronelike.



Etymology 1

(etyl) hagge, hegge 'demon, old woman', shortening of (etyl) '', ).1987, E. C. Polomé, R. Bergmann (editor), "Althochdeutsch ''hag(a)zussa'' 'Hexe': Versuch einer neuen Etymologie", ''Althochdeutsch 2 (Wörter und Namen. Forschungsgeschichte) , pages 1107-1112.


(en noun)
  • A witch, sorceress, or enchantress; a wizard.
  • * (rfdate) Golding
  • [Silenus] that old hag .
  • (pejorative) An ugly old woman.
  • A fury; a she-monster.
  • (Crashaw)
  • A hagfish; an eel-like marine marsipobranch, , allied to the lamprey, with a suctorial mouth, labial appendages, and a single pair of gill openings.
  • A hagdon or shearwater.
  • An appearance of light and fire on a horse's mane or a man's hair.
  • (Blount)
  • The fruit of the hagberry, Prunus padus .
  • Synonyms
    * (witch or sorceress) * (ugly old woman) See also * (fury or she-monster) * (eel-like marine marsipobranch) borer, hagfish, sleepmarken, slime eel, sucker * (hagdon or shearwater) * (appearance of light and fire on mane or hair) * (fruit of the hagberry)
    Derived terms
    * fag hag


  • To harass; to weary with vexation.
  • * L'Estrange
  • How are superstitious men hagged out of their wits with the fancy of omens.

    Etymology 2

    Scots ; compare English hack.


    (en noun)
  • A small wood, or part of a wood or copse, which is marked off or enclosed for felling, or which has been felled.
  • * Fairfax
  • This said, he led me over hoults and hags ; / Through thorns and bushes scant my legs I drew.
  • A quagmire; mossy ground where peat or turf has been cut.
  • (Dugdale)


    (Webster 1913)


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    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a hag or some aspect of one; hideous, cronelike.