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Thread #77798 Message #1391380
Posted By: GUEST,ClaireBear
28-Jan-05 - 11:55 AM
Thread Name: What are jubal hounds?
Subject: RE: What are jubal hounds?
Sometimes I know too much about language for my own good, but I always assumed the word was "jubile" (which would, I thought, be a regional cousin to "jubilant") and that it meant "baying" -- from the Latin iubilater, to shout joyously.
Mind you, I can't find any dictionary that backs me up on this...it's just something that kind of makes sense from an etymological perspective.