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EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Biblical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב(yaʿăqōḇ, literally heel-grabber), from עָקֵב(ʿāqēḇ, heel). Doublet of James.

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Jacob

  1. One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites (Jews and Samaritans).
  2. A male given name.
    • 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."

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Jacob (plural Jacobs)

  1. A breed of multihorned sheep.

CatalanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jacob m

  1. Jacob (biblical figure)

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English Jacob, from Late Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Hebrew יעקב(ya'aqóbh; Modern: Yaakov, Jacob, literally heel-grabber), from עקב(‘aqev, heel of the foot). Also from Spanish Jacob.

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Jacob

  1. a male given name
  2. (biblical) Jacob

DanishEdit

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Jacob

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

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  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 25 930 males with the given name Jacob (compared to 22 417 named Jakob) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈjaː.kɔp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧cob

Proper nounEdit

Jacob m

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

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Jacob

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

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GermanEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈjaːkɔp]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧cob

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Jacob

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

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

NorwegianEdit

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Jacob

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

PortugueseEdit

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Jacob m

  1. Alternative form of Jacó

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Proper nounEdit

Jacob m

  1. Jacob (biblical figure)
    • 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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Jacob c (genitive Jacobs)

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