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Meaning of "Shield of David" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHIELD OF DAVID

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHIELD OF DAVID

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Shield of David is a noun.
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WHAT DOES SHIELD OF DAVID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shield of 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 BEGIN LIKE SHIELD OF DAVID

Shields

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHIELD OF DAVID

Almoravid
avid
bovid
Camp David
cervid
corvid
David
fervid
gravid
kidvid
livid
Magen David
Mogen David
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Ovid
pavid
perfervid
Star of David
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Synonyms and antonyms of Shield of David in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Shield of David» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

大卫之盾
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Escudo de David
570 millions of speakers

English

Shield of David
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दाऊद की शील्ड
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

درع داود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Щит Давида
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Escudo de David
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডেভিড এর ঢাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Bouclier de David
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perisai Daud
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schild von David
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダビデの盾
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다윗의 방패
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shield of David
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Lá chắn của David
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டேவிட் கேடயம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डेव्हिडची शिल्ड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kalkan´ın David
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Scudo di Davide
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Tarcza Dawida
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Щит Давида
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Scut de David
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ασπίδα του Δαυίδ
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Skild van Dawid
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Davids
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Shield of David
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHIELD OF DAVID»

Discover the use of Shield of David in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Shield of David and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Harp and the Shield of David: Ireland, Zionism and the ...
The Harp and the Shield of David: Ireland, Zionism and the State of Israel examines the relationship between Ireland and the Zionist movement in the context of Palestine's partition, the rescue of Jews from Nazi persecution, and the delay in ...
Shulamit Eliash, 2007
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Interaction Between Judaism and Christianity in History, ...
The images and inscriptions on the frontispiece and the rhymed colophon on the next page suggest that the Messiah of the House of David will protect the Jews with the 'Shield of David' (ibid.). The crowned Shield of David that is drawn above  ...
Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Jay Schwartz, Joseph Turner, 2009
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The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah: Recovering the Key to ...
Variously called the Shield of David (Magen David), the Star of David, and Solomon's Seal, the hexagram has come to be the symbol most identified with the Jewish people. Composed of two oppositely pointed equilateral triangles whose ...
Leonora Leet, 1999
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Iconography of Religions: Judaism. The Jewish sanctuary
Other medieval sources, however, attach the designation Shield of David to Psalm 67 written out in the shape of the seven-branched menorah. Accordingly, it was believed that David's battle shield had been engraved with the text of Psalm 67 ...
Joseph Gutmann, 1983
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National Implementation of International Humanitarian Law: ...
As you all know, the principal objection to the status quo emanates from Israel, which employs the emblem of the red shield of David in lieu of one of the those sanctioned by the Geneva Conventions and Protocol. It is, therefore, noteworthy that ...
Michael Bothe, Thomas Kurzidem, Peter MacAlister-Smith, 1990
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Decoding The Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Expert Guide to ...
This symbol is known variously as the Seal of Solomon, Star of David, or Shield of David, the latter term thought to derive from the metal structure used to strengthen King David's battle shield. The symbol's origins are obscure, but since 1897, ...
Simon Cox, 2009
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Shield and Sword: Jewish Polemics Against Christianity and ...
Defence, because the word Magen also plays on Magen David, Shield of David; and attack by both Christians and Jews; there is also an allusion to the sword of the Crusaders. At the same time it alludes to the title of a later polemical work ...
Hanne Trautner-Kromann, 1993
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The Universal Kabbalah
THE HEXAGRAM AND HEBRAIC SACRED SCIENCE Variously called the Shield of David (Magen David), the Star of David, and Solomon's Seal, the hexagram has come to be the symbol most identified with the Jewish people. Composed of ...
Leonora Leet, 2004
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The Story of World Religions
In Hebrew, it is known as the Shield of David because King David had this star on his shield. relationship with the Jews The journey to the Promised Land took a long time. The Bible says that the Israelites spent 40 years wandering in the ...
Simon Adams, 2011
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The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews
... prepared in Spain c.1300, which also displays the arms of the united Kingdom of Castile and Leon. In Saloniki we have an example of a star with the Hebrew letters mgndwd (standing for He magen david, "the shield of David") distributed at  ...
Paul Wexler, 2012

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« EDUCALINGO. Shield of David [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/shield-of-david>. Aug 2020 ».
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