[b-greek] Re: Why does IAKWBOS --> James?

From: Iver Larsen (iver_larsen@sil.org)
Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 02:50:43 EST

> My understanding is that the name is
> coming to English via two different routes, one more-or-less
> directly from
> Hebrew/Greek and the other via French. I do not have the details, alas.

Less directly. According to the Oxford Dictionary the linguistic path is:
Hebrew Jakob, Greek IAKWBOS, Latin Iakobus, Late Latin Iakomus, Old French

Iver Larsen

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