Definition of Magen David in English:

Magen David

noun

  • A hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism.

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Magen David

/mɑːˌɡɛn dɑːˈviːd/