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Jacques

  1. A male given name borrowed from French.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iakṓb), from Biblical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב(Yaʿăqōḇ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒak/, /ʒɑk/
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Jacques m

  1. A male given name, the French equivalent of James and Jacob, and formerly used as a generic name for peasants.
    • 1862 Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, Vol.1, Book 4:1, translation 1887 by Isabel F. Hapgood:
      Il n’est pas rare aujourd’hui que le garçon bouvier se nomme Arthur, Alfred ou Alphonse, et que le vicomte — s’il y a encore des vicomtes — se nomme Thomas, Pierre ou Jacques. Ce déplacement qui met le nom « élégant » sur le plébéien et le nom campagnard sur l’aristocrate n’est autre chose qu’un remous d’égalité. L’irrésistible pénétration du souffle nouveau est là comme en tout.
      It is not rare for the neatherd's boy nowadays to bear the name of Arthur, Alfred, or Alphonse, and for the vicomte--if there are still any vicomtes--to be called Thomas, Pierre, or Jacques. This displacement, which places the "elegant" name on the plebeian and the rustic name on the aristocrat, is nothing else than an eddy of equality. The irresistible penetration of the new inspiration is there as everywhere else.
  2. James (biblical character).
  3. James (book of the Bible).
  4. A patronymic surname​.

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Related termsEdit

  • (pet forms): Jacquot, Jacquet, Jacot, Jacquine, Jakou
  • (feminine form): Jacqueline

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Ἰακώβ (Iakṓb), from Biblical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב(Yaʿăqōḇ).

Proper nounEdit

Jacques m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to French Jacques and English Jack.
  2. James (biblical character)