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From Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iákōbos), from Hebrew יַעֲקֹב‎(yaʿăqōḇ).


Proper noun[edit]

Jakobus m (genitive Jakobus' or Jakobi)

  1. (biblical) James (one of several New Testament personalities, especially the apostle James the Greater)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Following the original Greek, German New Testaments distinguish between Jakobus (James) and Jakob (Jacob, son of Isaac). As a given name, however, only the latter is generally used (even if the naming is after the apostle).

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