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a stabbing weapon with a blade sharpened on both sides, used in hand-to-hand combat.

In very ancient times daggers were made from split animal horns or flint. Subsequently, copper, bronze, iron, and, later, steel were used. Steel daggers are often carried in beautifully decorated sheaths. Among certain peoples (such as in the Caucasus) the weapon is part of the national costume.

What does it mean when you dream about a dagger?

A dagger is usually taken to be a symbol of strong male power. Alternatively, it may be a symbol of treachery (in fiction, people are frequently stabbed in the back with daggers). Daggers sometimes also indicate hostility (“daggers in men’s smiles”).


A small decorated tracery motif in the form of a distorted cusped lancet, with the foot pointed; a pointed oval-shaped opening in the tracery.


Daggers, knives, and swords could represent significant feelings of anger toward yourself and others. If you kill or wound a perceived enemy in your dream, your unconscious mind may be encouraging you to conquer your fears. Freud thought that all such objects were phallic symbols.
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