דוד

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דּוֹד (dodm (plural indefinite דּוֹדִים, plural construct דּוֹדֵי־, feminine counterpart דּוֹדָה)

  1. (A person's) uncle: a parent's sibling, or an aunt's husband.
    • c. 300 BCE, Esther 2:7, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיְהִי אֹמֵן אֶת־הֲדַסָּה הִיא אֶסְתֵּר בַּת־דֹּדוֹ כִּי אֵין לָהּ אָב וָאֵם []
      vay'hí omén et-hadasa hi estér bat-dodó ki ein lah av va'ém []
      And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, []
  2. (A person's) beloved.
    • Song of Songs 2:10, with translation of the King James Version:
      עָנָה דֹודִי וְאָמַר לִי קוּמִי לָךְ רַעְיָתִי יָפָתִי וּלְכִי־לָֽךְ׃‏
      My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. [continues in next verse]

Etymology 2[edit]

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דָּוִד (davídm

  1. David, the Biblical son of Jesse and second king of ancient Israel.
  2. A male given name, David.

Etymology 3[edit]

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דּוּד (dudm (plural indefinite דּוּדִים, plural construct דּוּדֵי־)

  1. (Biblical Hebrew) a cauldron
    • 1 Samuel 2:14, with translation of the King James Version:
      וְהִכָּה בַכִּיֹּור אֹו בַדּוּד אֹו בַקַּלַּחַת אֹו בַפָּרוּר כֹּל אֲשֶׁר יַעֲלֶה הַמַּזְלֵג יִקַּח הַכֹּהֵן בֹּו כָּכָה יַעֲשׂוּ לְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵל הַבָּאִים שָׁם בְּשִׁלֹֽה׃‏
      And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither.
  2. (hence, modern) a water heater
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Yiddish[edit]

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From Hebrew.

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דוד (dovedm

  1. David, the Biblical son of Jesse and second king of ancient Israel.
  2. A male given name: David.