James

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The English New Testament form of Jacob, from Old French James, from Late Latin Iacomus, dialect variant of Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος ‎(Iákōbos), from Ἰακώβ ‎(Iakṓb), from Biblical Hebrew יַעֲקֹב ‎(Yaʿăqōḇ).

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James

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Wiktionary has an Appendix listing books of the Bible

  1. (biblical) The twentieth book of the New Testament of the Bible, the general epistle of James.
  2. One of two Apostles, James the Greater and James the Less, often identified with James, brother of Jesus.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Matthew 10:1-3::
      Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
  3. A male given name popular since the Middle Ages. Also a common middle name.
    • 1810 Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake:
      And Normans call me James Fitz-James. / Thus watch I o'er insulted laws, / Thus learn to right the injured cause.
    • 1979 Charles Kuralt, Dateline America, Harcourt Brace Jovanocich, ISBN 0151239576, page 184:
      Heaven only knows why a man with a strong biblical name like James wants to be a president named Jimmy.
  4. An English patronymic surname​.

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Most common English words before 1923: sufficient · conduct · directly · #931: James · Greek · island · special

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English James in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

James

  1. A male given name.

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒeːms/
  • Hyphenation: James

Proper noun[edit]

James

  1. James

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative James Jamesek
accusative Jamest Jameseket
dative Jamesnek Jameseknek
instrumental Jamesszel Jamesekkel
causal-final Jamesért Jamesekért
translative Jamesszé Jamesekké
terminative Jamesig Jamesekig
essive-formal Jamesként Jamesekként
essive-modal
inessive Jamesben Jamesekben
superessive Jamesen Jameseken
adessive Jamesnél Jameseknél
illative Jamesbe Jamesekbe
sublative Jamesre Jamesekre
allative Jameshez Jamesekhez
elative Jamesből Jamesekből
delative Jamesről Jamesekről
ablative Jamestől Jamesektől
Possessive forms of James
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Jamesem Jameseim
2nd person sing. Jamesed Jameseid
3rd person sing. Jamese Jamesei
1st person plural Jamesünk Jameseink
2nd person plural Jamesetek Jameseitek
3rd person plural Jamesük Jameseik

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English James in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

James

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

[1] Statistics Sweden: 5548 males with the given name James living in Sweden on December 31st, 2013, with the highest frequency so far in 2013. Accessed on 12 April 2014.