David

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See also: Davíð, Dávid, and Davìd

English[edit]

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Michelangelo's sculpture of the Biblical figure David.

Etymology[edit]

From Koine Greek Δαυίδ ‎(Dauíd), Δαβίδ ‎(Dabíd), from the Biblical Hebrew דּוד ‎(Dāwîḏ, literally beloved).

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David ‎(countable and uncountable, plural Davids)

  1. A male given name.
    • 1994 Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint Press 2004, ISBN 1582433135, page 169:
      David Copperfield. Dwight David Eisenhower. Michelangelo's David. None of these Davids would seem the same if their names were Dave. David, with its final "d", sounds finished and complete, whereas Dave just kind of hangs there in the air, indefinitely.
    • 2000 Anne Rice, Merrick, Ballantine Books (2001), ISBN 0-345-44395-0, page 157:
      Well, don't think I'll settle for so little, Mr. Talbot. Or should I call you David? I think you look like a David, you know, righteous and clean living and all of that.
  2. The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul in the Old Testament.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Samuel-Chapter-23/#1-2 2 Samuel 23:1-2::
      David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
  3. A patronymic surname common in Wales.

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Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David m

  1. A male given name, cognate to David.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name

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Dutch[edit]

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David ?

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name
  3. A Dutch patronymic surname.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /da.vid/

Proper noun[edit]

David ‎(m)

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdaːvɪt]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Da‧vid

Proper noun[edit]

David m ‎(genitive Davids or Davides)

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdeːvid/
  • Hyphenation: Da‧vid

Proper noun[edit]

David

  1. David

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative David Davidek
accusative Davidet Davideket
dative Davidnek Davideknek
instrumental Daviddel Davidekkel
causal-final Davidért Davidekért
translative Daviddé Davidekké
terminative Davidig Davidekig
essive-formal Davidként Davidekként
essive-modal
inessive Davidben Davidekben
superessive Daviden Davideken
adessive Davidnél Davideknél
illative Davidbe Davidekbe
sublative Davidre Davidekre
allative Davidhez Davidekhez
elative Davidből Davidekből
delative Davidről Davidekről
ablative Davidtől Davidektől
Possessive forms of David
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Davidem Davidjeim
2nd person sing. Davided Davidjeid
3rd person sing. Davidje Davidjei
1st person plural Davidünk Davidjeink
2nd person plural Davidetek Davidjeitek
3rd person plural Davidjük Davidjeik

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from English David.

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Proper noun[edit]

David m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English David

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David m

  1. (archaic) Alternative spelling of Davi

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

David m

  1. David (biblical figure)
  1. A male given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin David, ultimately of Hebrew origin. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in runes around 1200.

Proper noun[edit]

David

  1. David (biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 51 009 males with the given name David living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.