dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #228

Jacob Proffitt 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".

Jacob
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