Definition of Magen David in English:

Magen David


  • A hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism.

    • ‘Every window was taped to protect us from explosions and at the confluence of those strips of tape there appeared a Magen David.’
    • ‘From Prague, the "Magen David" spread to the Jewish communities of Moravia and Bohemia, and then eventually to Eastern Europe.’


Early 20th century: Hebrew, literally ‘shield of David’, with reference to David, King of Israel (see David).


Magen David

/mɑːˌɡɛn dɑːˈviːd/