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Jacques (, Quebec French pronunciation : ) is the French equivalent of James, ultimately originating from the name Jacob.

Jacques is derived from the Late Latin Iacobus, from the Greek ( Septuagintal Greek ), from the Hebrew name Jacob . (See Jacob.) James is derived from Iacomus, a variant of Iacobus.

As a first name, Jacques is often phonetically converted to English as Jacob, Jake (from Jacob), or Jack, but the last is not an accurate translation. (Jack, from Jankin, is strictly a diminutive of John.)

Jacques (band)

Jacques were a British alternative rock band, formed as a side project by Anthony Reynolds and Matthew Scott, singer and guitarist with Jack. They released two albums and several EPs between 1997 and 2001.

Jacques (disambiguation)

Jacques is the French equivalent of James.

Jacques may also refer to:

  • Jacques (album), an album by Marc Almond
  • Jacques (band), a British alternative rock band
  • Jacques (novel), an 1833 novel by George Sand
  • Jacques Rougeau (born 1960), a retired French-Canadian wrestler who used the ring name Jacques
  • Jaques (As You Like It), a character in As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Jacques (album)

Jacques is the fifth studio album by the British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. It was released in December 1989. The album is a tribute to the Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel and was instigated by Almond's collaboration with Paul Buck, who adapted Brel's original non-English lyrics specifically for Almond.

The songs for the album were recorded at Milo Studios, London, over four years. Almond was accompanied both by his assembled band (comprising "La Magia" and "Willing Sinners" members Annie Hogan, Billy McGee and Steve Humphreys) and various studio musicians. The artwork and cover painting was designed and painted by Johnny Deux.

Jacques (novel)

Jacques (1833) is a novel by French author George Sand, née Amantine Dupin. The novel centers on an unhappy marriage between a retired soldier, aged 35 (Jacques), and his young teenaged bride, Fernanade. The novel is the first by Sand to be named after a male character. While previously, her novels had focused on female experiences within marriage, in Jacques, she turns her attention to describing a male partner in a marriage. The novel details how he feels about ongoing events in often painful detail.

It has been suggested by some critics that the character of Jacques later reappears as an unnamed fellow traveler in Sand's fictionalized travel account Letters of a Voyager.

Usage examples of "jacques".

In a novel, the cloud of dust Jacques and his Master see behind them would hide the approach of furious bandits.

The opening paragraph asks questions which do not have answers except in the philosophy Jacques has inherited from his Captain, who believed that every bullet has its billet.

Whereas his Master has habits of mind as ingrained as his routine with his watch and snuffbox, Jacques does not reach for hasty judgements but is prepared to wait upon events.

In their different ways, Jacques is Diderot, his Master is Diderot, and Diderot steps on to his own stage, a sharp teller of teasing tales, with a mischievous twinkle fixed permanently in his eye.

Meanwhile, you would have seen Jacques sitting on his bed, looking sadly at his leg and bidding it a last goodbye, just as one of our generals, flanked by Dufouart and Louis, was observed to do.

Though Jacques, the kindliest soul imaginable, was genuinely fond of his Master, I should very much like to know what was going through his mind, if not on the spur of the moment, then at least when he had checked that the fall had done no serious damage, and whether he was able to suppress a momentary twinge of secret exultation prompted by an accident which would teach his Master what it was like to have an injured knee.

If I said Pontoise or Saint-Germain, or Notre Dame de Lorette or Saint Jacques of Compostella, would you be any the wiser?

What shocked Jacques and his Master most the whole time they walked around.

What shocked Jacques and his Master most was to discover that a score of rogues had taken over the best rooms where they stayed all the time, on top of each other.

Even so, at the time Jacques and his Master were there, some were still bold enough to do just that.

For although any and all of this might seem possible to you, Jacques did not think so: the only possibility was what was written up there, on high.

He rode on, turning round from time to time to see if Jacques was coming.

Jacques, his horse, and the packman go inside, with Jacques and the packman keeping firm hold of each other by the lapels.

As for you, Jacques, look smart, jump on your horse, and get back to your Master.

So it was written on high that another man would sleep with her and that Jacques would foot the bill?