Definition of Magen David in English:

Magen David

Syllabification: Ma·gen Da·vid
Pronunciation: /mäˈgen däˈvēd, ‘môgən ˈdôvid


  • another name for Star of David.
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    • Every window was taped to protect us from explosions and at the confluence of those strips of tape there appeared a Magen David.
    • From Prague, the "Magen David" spread to the Jewish communities of Moravia and Bohemia, and then eventually to Eastern Europe.


early 20th century: Hebrew, literally 'shield of David', with reference to David, King of Israel (see David1).

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