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Meaning of "Magen David" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MAGEN DAVID

From Hebrew māghēn Dāwīdh shield of David.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MAGEN DAVID

Magen David  [ˈmɔːɡən ˈdeɪvɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MAGEN DAVID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Magen David is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MAGEN DAVID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Magen David

Star of David

The Star of David, known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David, is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles. The Star of David is not and was never a uniquely Jewish symbol. During the 19th century the symbol began to proliferate amongst the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, ultimately being used amongst the Jewish communities in the Pale of Settlement. A significant motivating factor was the desire to imitate the influence of the Christian cross. The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets where it was known as a Seal of Solomon. The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many centuries before its first known use in a Jewish synagogue. Prior to the 19th century, official use in Jewish communities was generally known only in the region of today's Czech Republic, Austria and possibly parts of Southern Germany, having begun in medieval Prague.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MAGEN DAVID


Almoravid
ælˈmɔːrəvɪd
avid
ˈævɪd
beloved
bɪˈlʌvɪd
bovid
ˈbəʊvɪd
cervid
ˈsɜːvɪd
chivied
ˈtʃɪvɪd
corvid
ˈkɔːvɪd
David
ˈdeɪvɪd
fervid
ˈfɜːvɪd
gravid
ˈɡrævɪd
ivied
ˈaɪvɪd
kidvid
ˈkɪdˌvɪd
livid
ˈlɪvɪd
overvivid
ˌəʊvəˈvɪvɪd
Ovid
ˈɒvɪd
pavid
ˈpævɪd
perfervid
pɜːˈfɜːvɪd
unlevied
ʌnˈlɛvɪd
vid
vɪd
vivid
ˈvɪvɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MAGEN DAVID

Magdalena
Magdalena Bay
Magdalene
Magdalenian
Magdeburg
Magdeburg laws
mage
Magellan
Magellanic Cloud
magenta
mageship
magged
maggie
magging
Maggiore
maggot
maggotoria
maggotorium
maggoty
Magherafelt

WORDS THAT END LIKE MAGEN DAVID

acid
aid
android
avoid
bid
Camp David
did
grid
id
kid
liquid
Madrid
mid
Mogen David
paid
rapid
said
Shield of David
solid
Star of David

Synonyms and antonyms of Magen David in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Magen David» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MAGEN DAVID

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Translator English - Chinese

红大卫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Magen David
570 millions of speakers

English

Magen David
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Magen दाऊद
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

نجمة داود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Маген Давид
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Magen David
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ম্যাজেন ডেভিড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Magen David
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Magen David
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Magen David
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Magenデビッド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Magen 데이비드
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Magen David
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Magen David
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மகன் டேவிட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मॅजेन डेव्हिड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Magen David
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

David Magen
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Magen David
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Маген Давид
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Magen David
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Magen David
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Magen David
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Magen David
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Magen David
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Magen David

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MAGEN DAVID»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MAGEN DAVID» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MAGEN DAVID»

Discover the use of Magen David in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Magen David and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Iconography of Religions: Judaism. The Jewish sanctuary
As late as the nineteenth century, Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Spektor, of Kovno, Lithuania, warned the local Reform congregation to remove the Magen David (" Shield of David") which graced the roof of their house of worship. Spektor's attitude ...
Joseph Gutmann, 1983
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Congressional Record
We call on all members of the Movement to live up to its high standards of providing relief to people in need around the world in an effective and impartial fashion, by admitting the Magen David Adorn Society of Israel and according it all the ...
Congress, 2011
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Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007
SEC. 690. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO MAGEN DAVID ADOM SOCIETY. (a) FINDINGS .—Congress finds the following: (1) * * * * * * * * * * (5) Since the founding of the Magen David Adom Society in 1930, the American Red Cross ...
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United States of America Congressional Record Proceedings ...
RECOGNITION OF THE MAGEN DAVID ADOM SOCIETY IN ISRAEL AS A FULL MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT MOVEMENT. (a) Findings.— The Congress finds the following: (1) It is the mission of ...
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Ideas and Actions
A gulf lies between the Magen David with its distinguishing function and the Menorah, a truly Jewish symbol. The seven-branched candelabrum was one of the major sacra of the Temple. In representations it occurs early in juxtaposition with ...
Mouton De Gruyter, 1976
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Mass Casualties, a Lessons Learned Approach: Accidents, ...
Creating a staff headed by experience army or Magen David Adom (the Israeli Red Cross) medical officer, for sorting and distributing the casualties to all the nearest hospitals in the area of the disaster. 4. Summoning additional medical aid ...
R Adams Cowley, Sol Edelstein, Martin Elliot Silverstein, 1982
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On Tycho's Island: Tycho Brahe, Science, and Culture in the ...
Gans was writing Magen David at the time, and he put many questions directly to Tycho, Kepler, and Miiller. One related to a problem that had arisen within halakhah, or Jewish ritual law: Where do days start? Jews in scattered locations ...
John Robert Christianson, 2003
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Judaism For Dummies
Here are two Ladino phrases you can use to impress people: Dos Judiyos, tres kehilot ("Two Jews, three opinions") and Buen moed (“Good holiday"). Magen David. The six-pointed star that appears on the Israeli flag is called the Magen David ...
Rabbi Ted Falcon, David Blatner, 2013
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How the English Language Controls the World: Part One
Today, the Magen David is a universally recognized symbol of Jewry. It appears on the flag of the state of Israel, and the Israel equivalent of the red Cross is known as the Magen David (The Star of David.) Could it be that the official rabbinical ...
Jack Tafoya, 2009
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The Significance of the Seven Burning Candles: About the ...
We saw above that the Magen David describes the candles of the Menorah, which are lit in memory of the souls of our fathers and mothers. Since the commandment to honor our father and mother is the fifth, and the candle of Yitzhak whose ...
Zur Rachel, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MAGEN DAVID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Magen David is used in the context of the following news items.
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FUNDAMENTALLY FREUND: Recovering endangered memories …
Thanks to an introduction from my friend Jonathan Feldstein of the American Friends of Magen David Adom, whose family also hails from ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
2
The Jewish Press » » Three Women Parachutists In World War Two
She communicated using large cut-out letters that she placed in her cell window one at a time and by drawing the Magen David in the dust. «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
3
Strong Jewish Women In Pop Culture: Ziva David, Gemma Morrow …
Ziva proudly demonstrates her Israeli patriotism by wearing a Magen David necklace. David epitomizes tough Jewish woman when she says, ... «Jewish Business News, Jul 15»
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Terror cell behind murder of Malachi Rosenfeld caught - Israel News …
This terror cell was also behind a shooting two days earlier at a Magen David Adom ambulance and other Israeli vehicles near Beitin, which ... «Ynetnews, Jul 15»
5
Multiple Victims in Horrific Route 90 Accident
Magen David Adom (MDA) and IDF helicopters are on their way to the scene of the crash. MDA paramedics are currently treating the victims on ... «Arutz Sheva, Jul 15»
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Teen killed in Bedouin town brawl between rival clans
Magen David Adom paramedics were first made aware of the violence when some of those involved arrived at a local medical facility shortly ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
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Israeli man killed in plane crash in southern Israel - Israel - news …
Moshe Ophir's aircraft crashed at about 7:30 A.M. A team of Magen David Adom paramedics rushed to the scene, where he was in critical ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
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At Jerusalem Genealogy Confab, Passion for Past Unites Experts …
Her volunteer job for Israel's Magen David Adom emergency services provider is to search records for the specific purpose of reuniting long-lost ... «Algemeiner, Jul 15»
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Terror attack: Palestinian woman stabs IDF soldier in back in West …
Magen David Adom paramedics said they found the soldier with light-to-moderate stab wounds. The soldier was carrying out routine security ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
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Israeli soldier stabbed by 15-year-old Palestinian in West Bank
Magen David Adom driver Shlomo Perl and paramedic Pini Grinberg, were among the first to arrive on the scene. "We saw a young man, sitting ... «i24news, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Magen David [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/magen-david>. Apr 2020 ».
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