Meaning and Origin
What does the name Davit mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from Georgia, the name Davit is of Georgian origin and means "As far as I know it's just like David but in Armenian and Georgian. It originates from bible".
Etymology: Cf. F. davier forceps, davit, cooper's instrument, G. david davit; all probably from the proper name David
- A crane-like device (usually one of a pair) for suspending or lowering equipment (as a lifeboat)
The word davit is derived from Middle English and Old French daviot, which is a diminutive of David; thus it means "little David", maybe because those small cranes can handle a much bigger lifeboat.
- (nautical) A spar formerly used on board of ships, as a crane to hoist the flukes of the anchor to the top of the bow, without injuring the sides of the ship.
- (nautical, construction) A crane, often working in pairs and usually made of steel, used to lower things over an edge of a long drop off, such as lowering a maintenance trapeze down a building or launching a lifeboat over the side of a ship.