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Ma·gen Da·vidalso Mo·gen Da·vid (mŏ′gən dô′vĭd, dā′vĭd, 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 Semitic roots) + Dāwīd, David; see dwd in Semitic roots.]
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Magen David(ˈmɔːɡən ˈdeɪvɪd) or
(Judaism) Judaism another name for the Star of David
[C20: from Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh shield of David; see David (sense 1)]
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|Noun||1.||Magen David - a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism|
hexagram - a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles
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