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  Definition of Jacob
  1. (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'')
  2. French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
Similar Words: Francois Jacob

 

Language Translations:
Breton: Jakez   Catalan: Jaume  
Danish: Jacob and Jakob   Dutch: Jakob  
Finnish: Jaakko and Jaakob   French: Jacob and Jacques  
Frisian: Japik   Galician: Xaime  
German: Jakob   Greek: Ιακώβ  
Hebrew: יעקב   Irish: Séamus  
Italian: Giacobbe   Latin: Jacobus  
Maltese: Ġakob   Norwegian: Jakob  
Polish: Jakub   Portuguese: Jaime  
Russian: Иаков   Swedish: Jakob  
Ukrainian: Яків   Vietnamese: Giacôbê  
 
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