plural -s
: the gallery above a rood screen

Word History


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jube. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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