Origin: LL(Ec) Jacobus < Gr Iakōbos < Heb Jaʼaqob, Jacob, lit., seizing by the heel of (cf. Gen. 25:26)
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Origin: Late Latin Iacōbus
Origin: , from Greek Iakōb
Origin: , from Hebrew ya‘ăqōb, (God) has protected; see עqb in Semitic roots.
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