Magen David

noun Ma·gen Da·vid \ ˈmȯ-gən-ˈdȯ-vid , -ˈdə- ; ˈmō-gən-ˈdā-vəd \
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Definition of Magen David

: a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism

Origin and Etymology of magen david

Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh, literally, shield of David


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