See also: Davíð, Dávið, Dávid, and Davìd

EnglishEdit

 
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Michelangelo's sculpture of the Biblical figure David.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English David, Davyd, Davyde (reinforced by Anglo-Norman, cf. modern Jersey Norman Dâvi), from Old English David, borrowed from Latin David, Davidus, from Koine Greek Δαυίδ (Dauíd), Δαβίδ (Dabíd), borrowed from Biblical Hebrew דּוד(Dāwîḏ, literally beloved).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdeɪvɪd/
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Proper nounEdit

David (countable and uncountable, plural Davids)

  1. A male given name from Hebrew.
    • 1994 Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint Press 2004, →ISBN, 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, 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. (biblical) The second king of Judah and Israel, the successor of Saul in the Old Testament.
  3. A patronymic surname common in Wales, in honor of the ancient Saint David of Wales.
  4. (rare) A female given name, often combined with a feminine middle name (e.g. David Ann).

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

David m

  1. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English David

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: da‧vid

Proper nounEdit

David

  1. a male given name from English
  2. (biblical) David

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

David m

  1. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English David

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

David

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

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin David, from Ancient Greek Δαυίδ (Dauíd), from Biblical Hebrew דָּוִד‎‎.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaː.vɪt/
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  • Hyphenation: Da‧vid

Proper nounEdit

David m

  1. (biblical) David
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English David
  3. A patronymic surname​.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /da.vid/, (archaic or regional) /da.vi/

Proper nounEdit

David m

  1. (biblical) David
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English David
  3. A patronymic surname​.

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaːvɪt/ (normal)
    • IPA(key): [ˈdäːvɪt] (most regions)
    • IPA(key): [ˈdäːvit] (Bavaria, Austria)
  • IPA(key): /ˈdaːˌviːt/ (some speakers in the very north of Germany)
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  • Hyphenation: Da‧vid

Proper nounEdit

David m (genitive Davids)

  1. (biblical) David
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English David

DeclensionEdit


HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈdeːvid]
  • Hyphenation: Da‧vid
  • Rhymes: -id

Proper nounEdit

David

  1. David

DeclensionEdit

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Davidé Davideké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Davidéi Davidekéi
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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Δαυίδ (Dauíd), from Hebrew דָּוִד(davíd).

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Proper nounEdit

Dāvīd m (indeclinable)

  1. David

NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

David

  1. (biblical) David
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English David

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English David.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

David m

  1. A male given name from English, equivalent to English David

Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

David m

  1. Alternative spelling of Davi

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /daˈbid/, [d̪aˈβið]

Proper nounEdit

David m

  1. (biblical) David
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English David

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 c (genitive Davids)

  1. (biblical) David
  2. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English David

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ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 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.