Ma·gen Da·vid also Mo·gen Da·vid (mŏgən dôvĭd, dāvĭd, mä-gĕn dä-vēd)
A six-pointed star, a symbol of Judaism, that is formed by placing two triangles together, one inverted over the other or interlaced. Also called Shield of David, Star of David.
[Hebrew māgēn dāwīd, shield of David : māgēn, shield (from gānan, to cover; see gnn in the Appendix of Semitic roots) + Dāwīd, David; see dwd in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
(click for a larger image)Magen David
detail of a stained-glass window
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