Definition of Magen David in US English:

Magen David


  • another name for Star of David
    • ‘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).


Magen David

/mäˈɡen däˈvēd/