Magen David

[ mah-guhn -dey-vid; Sephardic Hebrew mah-gen dah-veed; Ashkenazic Hebrew maw-guhn -daw-vid ]
/ ˈmɑ gən ˈdeɪ vɪd; Sephardic Hebrew mɑˈgɛn dɑˈvid; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈmɔ gən ˈdɔ vɪd /

noun Judaism.

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Origin of Magen David

First recorded in 1900–05, Magen David is from Hebrew māghēn dāwīd literally, “shield of David”
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British Dictionary definitions for Magen David

Magen David

Mogen David

/ (ˈmɔːɡən ˈdeɪvɪd) /

noun

Judaism another name for the Star of David

Word Origin for Magen David

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