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jube

[ joo-bee, yoo-bey ]
/ ˈdʒu bi, ˈyu beɪ /
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noun Architecture.
a screen with an upper platform, separating the choir of a church from the nave and often supporting a rood.
a rood loft.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for jube (1 of 2)

jube1
/ (ˈdʒuːbɪ) /

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

Word Origin for jube

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

British Dictionary definitions for jube (2 of 2)

jube2
/ (dʒuːb) /

noun
Australian and NZ informal any jelly-like sweet

Word Origin for jube

C20: shortened from jujube
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