Magen David


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Ma·gen Da·vid

also Mo·gen Da·vid  (mŏ′gən dô′vĭd, dā′vĭd, mä-gĕn′ dä-vēd′)
n.
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.]

Magen David

(ˈmɔːɡən ˈdeɪvɪd) or

Mogen David

n
(Judaism) Judaism another name for the Star of David
[C20: from Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh shield of David; see David (sense 1)]

Star′ of Da′vid


n.
a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism. Also called Magen David, Shield of David.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Magen David - a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral trianglesMagen David - a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
hexagram - a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles
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Israel's Magen David Adom ambulance service later confirmed that one of the three, a 17-year-old girl, died from her wounds at the scene.
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Richard Gordon, PRC chairman, on Wednesday expressed gratitude to the Amcross, and Magen David Adom (MDA) of Israel.
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I'm sure that your government (would) only be too willing to help us," Duterte said during a disaster response presentation here Tuesday at the Magen David Adom (MDA) complex.
Duterte, together with some of his Cabinet officials, witnessed a disaster response simulation at the Magen David Adom (MDA) here on Tuesday.
Israel's Magen David Adom emergency service said it treated a 52-year-old man, a 17-year-old girl, and a 20-year-old woman for injuries after a rocket landed on a residential home in the southern Israeli city of Sderot.
According to Magen David Adom, a 14-year-old girl was lightly wounded in her legs, a 15-year-old was lightly wounded with injuries to her face from broken glass and a 52-year-old man was in moderate condition after sustaining a chest wounded.
Israel's Magen David Adom ambulance service said one person was stabbed in the upper body and was in critical condition.