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jube

[joo-bee, yoo-bey]
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noun Architecture.
  1. a screen with an upper platform, separating the choir of a church from the nave and often supporting a rood.
  2. a rood loft.

Origin of jube

1715–25; < Latin jubē, first word of prayer beginning Jubē, Domine, benedicere consent, O Lord, to bless; said at or near this screen
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Historical Examples

  • When the iron was hammered cold, Jube broke the momentary silence.

    The Young Mountaineers

    Charles Egbert Craddock

  • Doubtless the dollar was offered to Jube afterward, exactly as it had been offered to him.

    The Young Mountaineers

    Charles Egbert Craddock

  • Ike knew they would find him there waiting for Jube and the horse.

    The Young Mountaineers

    Charles Egbert Craddock

  • Someone cut the rope and Jube dropped lifeless to the ground.

    The heart of happy hollow

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • It was now that Jube proved how invaluable he was as a coadjutor.

    The heart of happy hollow

    Paul Laurence Dunbar


British Dictionary definitions for jube

jube1

noun
  1. a gallery or loft over the rood screen in a church or cathedral
  2. another name for rood screen

Word Origin

C18: from French jubé, from opening words of Medieval Latin prayer Jube, Domine, benedicere Bid, Lord, a blessing; probably from the deacon's standing by the rood screen or in the rood loft to pronounce this prayer

jube2

noun
  1. Australian and NZ informal any jelly-like sweet

Word Origin

C20: shortened from jujube
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