One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
Early 20th century: Hebrew, literally ‘shield of David’, with reference to David, King of Israel (see David).
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