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The act of holding a heel is a Hebrew symobl for deception. Thus, the word Jacob has also been associated with deception.
The true meaning of Jacob is deceiver and God changed his name to Israel which means Prince of God.
There are now many Biblical scholars who don't accept the derivation of Jacob from "heel" or "supplanter" but believe that is a folk etymology created for the Biblical story, with the real original meaning of Jacob going back to Semitic roots meaning "may God protect." [noted -ed]
For some references to the above interpretation see:
The name Jacob comes directly from the Hebrew "ya'akov" - יעקוב - which literally means "he (or it) will follow", i.e. the 3rd person masculine singular future tense of the verb לעקוב ("la'akov") - 'to follow'. This verb exists in both biblical and modern Hebrew.
Just as Iago is the Welsh form, so is Jago the Cornish form - and rather cool in my opinion!
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