- a former gold coin of England issued by James I.
Origin of jacobus
First recorded in 1605–15; Latinized equivalent of James
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Day 1: Jacobus de Voragine, “Saint Nicholas,” Legenda Aurea (The Golden Legend).
Jacobus, né Jacopo, was a 13th-century Genoan archbishop and compiler of what we might call Lies of the Saints.
I was however fated to hear the Jacobus note once more before I slept.
But coming out of my stateroom with an interrogative “Mr. Jacobus?”
Or was he only a purist in conduct who disapproved of Jacobus doing his own touting?
You have your married daughter living with you, Mr. Jacobus?
Calmly, Jacobus proposed that I should order ten or fifteen tons—tons!
- an English gold coin minted in the reign of James I
C17: from Late Latin: James
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