from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

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  • proper n. Star of David

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cabalistic emblem consisting of two intertwined triangles, forming a six-pointed star.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism


Hebrew māgēn dāwīd, shield of David : māgēn, shield (from gānan, to cover; see gnn in Semitic roots) + Dāwīd, David; see dwd in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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