noun Ja·cob \ˈjā-kəb\

Definition of Jacob

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

  2. 2 :  the ancient Hebrew nation

Origin and Etymology of jacob

Late Latin, from Greek Iacōb, from Hebrew Yaʽăqōbh

First Known Use: before 12th century

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