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Magen David

[mah-guh n dey-vid; Sephardic Hebrew mah-gen dah-veed; Ashkenazic Hebrew maw-guh n daw-vid]
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noun Judaism.
  1. Star of David.
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Origin of Magen David

First recorded in 1900–05, Magen David is from the Hebrew word māghēn dāwīd literally, shield of David
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Magen David

Mogen David

  1. Judaism another name for the Star of David
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Word Origin

C20: from Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh shield of David; see David (sense 1)
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