jacobus

[juh-koh-buh s]

Origin of jacobus

First recorded in 1605–15; Latinized equivalent of James
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Contemporary Examples of jacobus

  • Day 1: Jacobus de Voragine, “Saint Nicholas,” Legenda Aurea (The Golden Legend).

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  • Jacobus, né Jacopo, was a 13th-century Genoan archbishop and compiler of what we might call Lies of the Saints.

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Historical Examples of jacobus

  • 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!


British Dictionary definitions for jacobus

jacobus

noun plural -buses
  1. an English gold coin minted in the reign of James I

Word Origin for jacobus

C17: from Late Latin: James
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