jube

jube

[joo-bee, yoo-bey]
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:
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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jube1 (ˈdʒuːbɪ)
 
n
1.  a gallery or loft over the rood screen in a church or cathedral
2.  another name for rood screen
 
[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 (dʒuːb)
 
n
informal (Austral), (NZ) any jelly-like sweet
 
[C20: shortened from jujube]

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jube

(from the French jube), construction marking off the chancel, or sanctuary, of a church from the rest of the interior. Its mature medieval form consisted of three basic elements: a screen (known in England as a rood screen); a gallery, or loft, from which the words Jube, Domine, benedicere (hence jube) were spoken; and a crucifix (rood) surmounting the whole. See rood screen.

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