Magen David

noun
Ma·​gen Da·​vid | \ ˈmȯ-gən-ˈdȯ-vid How to pronounce Magen David (audio) , -ˈdə-; ˈmō-gən-ˈdā-vəd How to pronounce Magen David (audio) \
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Definition of Magen David

: a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism

First Known Use of Magen David

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Magen David

Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh, literally, shield of David

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“Magen David.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Magen%20David. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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