Star of David

The Star of David
The Flag of Israel, showing the Magen Dawid

The Star of David (Hebrew:מָגֵן דָּוִד, or Māġēn Dāwīd, pronounced ['mɔ.gen dɔ.vid] in ancient Hebrew, and ['mɑː.gen dɑːvɪd] in Modern Hebrew) is a Jewish symbol. It is named after King David of Israel and it is very famous. The star consists of a triangle, overlapped by another, "upside-down" triangle. It is unknown how this came to be a symbol of Judaism, but it was first used in the Middle Ages. It is used on the flag of Israel, and was used by German National Socialists to identify Jews.

Other Languages
العربية: نجمة داود
azərbaycanca: Davud ulduzu
беларуская: Зорка Давіда
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Зорка Давіда
български: Давидова звезда
brezhoneg: Steredenn David
čeština: Davidova hvězda
Deutsch: Davidstern
English: Star of David
Esperanto: Stelo de Davido
français: Étoile de David
한국어: 다윗의 별
հայերեն: Դավթի աստղ
Bahasa Indonesia: Bintang Daud
italiano: Stella di David
עברית: מגן דוד
latviešu: Dāvida zvaigzne
Bahasa Melayu: Bintang Daud
Nāhuatl: David Cītlalli
Nederlands: Davidster
日本語: ダビデの星
norsk nynorsk: Davidsstjerne
português: Estrela de Davi
sicilianu: Stidda di David
slovenčina: Dávidova hviezda
slovenščina: Davidova zvezda
српски / srpski: Давидова звезда
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Davidova zvijezda
українська: Зірка Давида
Tiếng Việt: Ngôi sao David
ייִדיש: מגן דוד
中文: 大衛星