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Jacob

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English

Etymology

From Late Latin Iacobus < Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος < Hebrew יעקב (ya'aqov, heel-grabber) < עקב (‘akev, heel of the foot). Cognate of James of the New Testament.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈdʒeɪkəb/, SAMPA: /"dZeIk@b/

Proper noun

Singular
Jacob

Plural
-

Jacob

  1. (Biblical) One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A breed of multihorned sheep.

Synonyms

  • (father of the Israelites): Israel

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Translations

Quotations

  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 25:27
    And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents
  • 1927 Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises: Chapter III:
    "Georgette. How are you called?"
    "Jacob."
    "That's a Flemish name."
    "American too."
    "You're not a Flamand?"
    "No, American."
    "Good, I detest Flamands."
    - - -
    Brett smiled at him. "I've promised to dance this with Jacob," she laughed. "You've a hell of a biblical name, Jake."

Danish

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Jacob

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Jacob and James.

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Dutch

Proper noun

Jacob

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Jacob and James.

Related terms

  • Jaap, Japie, Co, Coos, Cobus, Ko, Koos, Koosje, Kobus, Jeep, Japik, Kobbe, Sjimmie, Jim, Jimmy

French

Proper noun

Jacob

  1. (Biblical) Jacob.
  2. A male given name.

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German

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Jacob [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Jacob]]

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Jacob and James.

Related terms

  • Jakobchen, Köb, Köbes, Koeeb, Jäggi, Joggi

Norwegian

Proper noun

Jacob

  1. A male given name, a spelling variant of Jakob.

Spanish

Proper noun

Jacob m.

  1. (Biblical) Jacob

Quotations

  • 1602La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), rev., Génesis 25:27
    Y crecieron los niños, y Esaú fué diestro en la caza, hombre del campo: Jacob empero era varón quieto, que habitaba en tiendas.

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Swedish

Proper noun

Jacob

  1. A male given name, a spelling variant of Jakob.

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