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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin iubēre, present active infinitive of iubeō (I command, order).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈju.be.re/, [ˈjuːber̺e]
  • Stress: iùbere
  • Hyphenation: iu‧be‧re

VerbEdit

iubere

  1. (literary, rare) to command, order
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso [The Divine Comedy: Paradise] (paperback), Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XII, lines 10–12, page 212:
      Come si volgon per tenera nube ¶ due archi paralleli e concolori, ¶ quando Iunone a sua ancella iube
      And as are spanned athwart a tender cloud ¶ two rainbows parallel and like in colour, ¶ when Juno to her handmaid gives command

Usage notesEdit

  • The verb is only attested in its third-person present indicative form, iube.

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