Complete Definition of "Jacob"

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English

Etymology
From LL. Iacobus < AGr. polytonic|ἸάκÏÎ²Î¿Ï < Hebr. ××¢×§× (ya'aqov, heel-grabber) < ×¢×§× (âakev, heel of the foot). Cognate of James of the New Testament.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËdÊeɪkÉb/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. biblical One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites.
  2. given name|male|| .

Quotations
1611 â w:King James Version of the Bible|King James Version of the Bible, s:Bible (King James)/Genesis|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.

Synonyms
italbrac|father of the Israelites: Israel

Related terms
James and its variants
Jake, Jay, Jacques
feminine: Jacqueline

Translations
trans-top|one of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca
Chinese (Mandarin): éå (YÇgè)
Czech: Jakub#Czech|Jakub
Danish: Jakob
Dutch: Jakob
Faroese: Jákup
Finnish: Jaakob
French: Jacob
German: Jakob
Greek: ÎακÏβ (Iakóv)
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Hebrew: ××¢×§× (Ya'akov)
Italian: Giacobbe
Latin: Jacobus
Maltese: Ä akob
Polish: Jakub
Russian: Ðаков|ÐаÌков (Iákov)<!--variants:Яков|ЯÌков (Jákov), Яковка (Jákovka), ЯÑа (Jáša), ЯÑка (Jáška), Ðжейкоб|ÐжеÌйкоб (Džéjkob)-->
Scottish Gaelic: Hamish
Spanish: #Spanish|Jacob
Swedish: Jakob
Vietnamese: Giacôbê
Ukrainian: ЯкÑв
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trans-top|male given name (the standard form) <!--PLEASE DON'T ADD PET FORMS-->
Breton: Jakez <!--add to the main article: Jakezig, Jakou, Kou, Kouig, Jagu, Jegu, Iagu-->
Catalan: Jaume
Danish: Jacob#Danish|Jacob
Finnish: Jaakko
French: Jacques
Frisian: Japik
Gaelic: Seumas, voc. Sheumais
Galician: Xaime
German: Jakob
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Irish: Séamus
Norwegian: Jakob
Portuguese: Jaime<!--variants:Jacó, Iago, Thiago, Tiago-->
Swedish: Jakob
Ukrainian: ЯкÑв
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Category:Biblical characters


Danish

Alternative spellings
Jakob

Proper noun
Jacob

  1. given name|male||da:, equivalent to English Jacob and James.

Related terms
Ib, Jeppe, Jim, Jimmi, Jimmy


Dutch

Proper noun
Jacob

  1. given name|male||nl:, equivalent to English Jacob and James.

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


German

Alternative spellings
Jakob

Proper noun
Jacob

  1. given name|male||de:, equivalent to English Jacob and James.

Related terms
Jakobchen, Köb, Köbes, Koeeb, Jäggi, Joggi


Norwegian

Proper noun
Jacob

  1. given name|male||no:, a spelling variant of Jakob.

Spanish

Proper noun
Jacob

  1. #English|Jacob (Biblical character)

Quotations
1602 â La 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.

Related terms
Diego, Santiago, Iago, Diago, Tiago, Yago, Joscia
Category:es:Biblical characters


Swedish

Proper noun
Jacob

  1. given name|male||sv:, a spelling variant of Jakob.

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