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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

AGA, AGGEK, n. Also aagig (Sh. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 1.). A variety of eight-armed cuttle-fish; has a more rounded tail than the common so-called skitek and is of a lighter colour. (Jak.) [′a:ga, ′agək]

[Etym. doubtful. See Jak. Norw. dial. akkar, cuttlefish. Jak.'s association of this with Norw. dial. akka, Sw. dial. aga, to defecate, seems to be supported by the synonymous skeetack s.v. Skeet, v.2, 1.]

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