Magen David


Ma·​gen Da·​vid ˈmȯ-gən-ˈdȯ-vid How to pronounce Magen David (audio)
ˈmō-gən-ˈdā-vəd How to pronounce Magen David (audio)
variants or Mogen David
: a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism

Examples of Magen David in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fourteen new ambulances are now in the possession of Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national ambulance and emergency service agency, thanks to a donation by Rev. Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse, the charitable Christian organization that helps people around the globe. Maureen MacKey, Fox News, 27 Jan. 2024 Authorities identified the third victim, Engel, as a member of Kibbutz Nir Oz and a volunteer with Israel's national emergency medical service, Magen David Adom. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 1 Dec. 2023 The woman was found unconscious and in critical condition, according to Magen David Adom, Israel's emergency services. NBC News, 7 Nov. 2023 As the humanitarian catastrophe deepened in Gaza, more company leaders addressed the situation, including Accenture CEO Julie Sweet, who said the company was splitting a $3 million donation between the Israel’s Magen David Adom emergency services and the Palestinian Red Crescent. Alexandra Olson, Fortune, 23 Oct. 2023 The Magen David Adom ambulance service of Israel said one person was killed and three people were injured in the strike on Shtula, the Times of Israel reported. Karen Deyoung, Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2023 On Thursday, Paramount Global donated $1 million to humanitarian relief efforts led by Magen David Adom, NATAL, UJA-Federation of New York and Save the Children. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Oct. 2023 One person died and at least three were injured when a barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza toward Israel Saturday morning, Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) rescue service said. Ibrahim Dahman, CNN, 7 Oct. 2023 By nightfall, at least 100 people had been killed in Israel, according to Zaki Heller, a spokesman for the Magen David Adom paramedic service. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh, literally, shield of David

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Magen David was in 1894

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“Magen David.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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Magen David

Ma·​gen Da·​vid
variants or Mogen David
: a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism

Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh, literally, "shield of David"

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