Magen DavidMa·gen Da·vid
Star of David
Origin of Magen DavidClassical Hebrew (language)
also Mo·gen Da·vid
A six-pointed star, a symbol of Judaism, that is formed by placing two triangles together, one inverted over the other or interlaced. Also called Shield of David, Star of David.
Origin of Magen DavidHebrew mag&emacron;n daw&imacron;d, shield of David : mag&emacron;n, shield (from ganan, to cover; see gnn in Semitic roots) + Daw&imacron;d, David; see dwd in Semitic roots.
detail of a stained-glass window
(plural Magen Davids)
- Star of David