Etymology

1. Jacob

noun. French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920).

Etymology

  • Iacobus (Latin)
  • Ἰάκωβος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Jacob

  • jacobe
  • jakab
  • jakob
  • wachob

2. Jacob

noun. (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God').

Etymology

  • Iacobus (Latin)
  • Ἰάκωβος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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