Jacob

noun
Ja·​cob | \ ˈjā-kəb \

Definition of Jacob

1 : a son of Isaac and Rebekah, the twin brother of Esau, and heir of God's promise of blessing to Abraham
2 : the ancient Hebrew nation

First Known Use of Jacob

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Jacob

Late Latin, from Greek Iacōb, from Hebrew Yaʽăqōbh

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