Magen David Adom

Pronunciations

Magen David Adom (MAH-gehn DAH-veed ah-DOHM) listen

Definitions

  • n. "Israeli emergency medical services." (Glinert)

Example Sentences

  • "We're aiming to sponsor two ambulances for Magen David Adom." (Glinert)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • TH מגן דוד magen daveed 'shield of david,' star of david
    MH מגן דוד אדום magen daveed adom 'red shield of david' (in reference to the Red Cross and Red Crescent)

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Mogen Dovid Adom, Mogn Dovid Adom

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