Star of David
Mogen David Mogen David, n. [Hebrew, shield of David.] A hexagram[1a], when used as the symbol of Judaism; called also {Magen David} and {Star of David}. It is included on the flag of the state of Israel

Syn: Star of David, Magen David. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Star of David — Star of Dav id A symbol consisting of two overlapped equilateral triangles forming a star with six points, used as a symbol of Judaism. It is also called {Magen David}, {Mogen David}, and {Shield of David}, and is shaped identically to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Star of David — noun singular a star with six points formed by putting a TRIANGLE upside down on top of another triangle. It is used to represent Judaism and the state of Israel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Star of David — This article is about the use of the hexagram as a Jewish symbol. For other uses, see Hexagram. Jewish Star redirects here. For the newspaper, see The Jewish Star. The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David (Hebrew… …   Wikipedia

  • Star of David — Magen David Magen David, n. [Hebrew, shield of David.] A hexagram[1a], when used as the symbol of Judaism; called also {Mogen David} and {Star of David}. It is included on the flag of Israel Syn: Star of David, Mogen David. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Star of David — Star of Da|vid [ˌsta:r əv ˈdeıvıd] n [C usually singular] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: David 10th century BC king of Judah and Israel] a star with six points that represents the Jewish religion or Israel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Star of David — noun The Star or Shield of David is a generally recognized symbol of Jewish Community and Judaism. Syn: ✡ …   Wiktionary

  • Star of David — a hexagram used as a symbol of Judaism. Also called Magen David, Mogen David, Shield of David. See illus. under hexagram. * * * …   Universalium

  • Star of David — Date: circa 1936 Magen David …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • David, Star of — Hebrew Magen David ( Shield of David ). Jewish symbol composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles that form a six pointed star. It appears on synagogues, tombstones, and the flag of Israel. An ancient sign not much used by Jews before the… …   Universalium

  • Star of India — Équipage 38 officiers et marins Gréement trois mâts barque Débuts 1863 Longueur hors tout …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”