Meaning of Jacob

Ja•cob

Pronunciation: ( jā'kub for 1, 3 Fr. zha&sylpkôb' for 2), [key]
— n.
  1. the second son of Isaac, the twin brother of Esau, and father of the 12 patriarchs. Gen. 25:24–34.
  2. born 1920, French geneticist: Nobel prize for medicine 1965.
  3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “supplanter.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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