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jube

[joo-bee, yoo-bey] /ˈdʒu bi, ˈyu beɪ/
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
1715-1725
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

jube1

/ˈdʒuːbɪ/
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

/dʒuːb/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) any jelly-like sweet
Word Origin
C20: shortened from jujube
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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