See also: Jâcob, jacob, and Jacòb

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From Middle English Iacob, from Late Latin Iācōbus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Biblical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (yaʿăqōḇ, literally he will/shall heel), from עָקֵב (ʿāqēḇ, heel). Doublet of James and jacuzzi.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒeɪkəb/
    • (file)

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Jacob

  1. (biblical) One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites (Jews and Samaritans) by 12 sons by 4 consorts, most famously Judah and Joseph who fathered Manasseh; was renamed to Israel.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew.
    • 1927, Ernest Hemingway, chapter III, in The Sun Also Rises:
      "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.

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Learned borrowing from Latin Iācōbus, from Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (ya‘ăqṓḇ, Jacob, literally he will/shall heel).

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Jacob m

  1. Jacob (biblical figure)

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

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Jacob

  1. a male given name from English or Spanish
  2. (biblical) Jacob

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Jacob

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Jacob or James

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  • Greenlandic: Jaakupi, Jaakorpi

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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

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Jacob m

  1. a male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Jacob or James

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Jacob m

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

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

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Jacob

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

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

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Jacob

  1. a male given name, variant of Jakob

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Jacob m

  1. Alternative form of Jacó

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  • IPA(key): /xaˈkob/ [xaˈkoβ̞]
  • Rhymes: -ob
  • Syllabification: Ja‧cob

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Jacob m

  1. Jacob (biblical figure)
    • 1602, La Santa Biblia (antigua versión de Casiodoro de Reina), 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.
      And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. (KJV)

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Jacob c (genitive Jacobs)

  1. a male given name, variant of Jakob