dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #228
Jacob at Proffitt.com
Sat Oct 7 12:30:15 EDT 2000
On Sat, 07 Oct 2000 14:17:14 GMT, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:
>And I wouldn't say "Jacob" is "usurper", I think literally it means "he who
>shall follow", which is not quite the same thing. It also comes from the
>same root as the word for "heel", and Jacob was holding Esau's heel when
>they were born.
Well, that's a relief. The baby-names book I read a bit back had it listed
as "usurper". That's the same book that pegged Melissa as "honey-bee".
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