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David

See also: Davíð, Dávid, and Davìd

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Michelangelo's sculpture of the Biblical figure David.

EtymologyEdit

From Koine Greek Δαυίδ (Dauíd), Δαβίδ (Dabíd), from the Classical 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 (Authorized, or King James, Version), 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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CzechEdit

Proper nounEdit

David m

  1. A male given name, cognate to David.

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

David

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

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DutchEdit

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David ?

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

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FrenchEdit

Proper nounEdit

David (m)

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

GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

David m (genitive Davids or Davides)

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

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NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

David

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

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

David m

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

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

David

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • 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.