Magen David Definition

mägān dävēd, môgən dôvid
A six-pointed star, a symbol of Judaism, that is formed by placing two triangles together, one inverted over the other or interlaced.
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Origin of Magen David

  • Hebrew māgēn dāwīd shield of David māgēn shield (from gānan to cover gnn in Semitic roots) Dāwīd David dwd in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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