ju·​be | \ ˈyü(ˌ)bā \
plural -s

Definition of jube

2 : the gallery above a rood screen

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History and Etymology for jube

French jubé, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin Jube, Domine, benedicere Deign, O Lord, to bless; probably from the fact that in the medieval church the deacon stood at the rood screen or on the rood loft when pronouncing this benediction before the reading of the Gospel

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“Jube.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jube. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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