Meaning 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/