Origin of English word JUBILANCE

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The word JUBILANCE is addressed in the entry: JUBILANT

English Word


Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[Y-BH-L → JBL]


Just as "amenable" is not linked to "amen" (see AMENABLE), JUBILEE is overlooked as the source of JUBILANCE. Latin jubilare is to exult, to raise a shout of joy.the alleged Indo-European “root” is yu (outcry of exultation).

 JUBILEE is an acknowledged borrowing from      יובל   YOABHaiL or JOABaiL (the Jubilee year of spiritual and economic regeneration — Leviticus25:8-17).  Only at JUBILEE does the dictionary cite the characteristic cry, the joyous, blaring call of the Jubilee - the   יובל   YoaBHaiL or JoaBaiL (ram's horn - Exodus19:13).


This horn sounds like a jubilum (Latin for "wild shout"). People (especially debtors) waited 49 years to JUBILATE with great JUBILATION, adding their own shouts of joy to the blast of the ram's horn which signalled the JUBILEE. Another official cognate is JINX; see JINX.  YOOBHahL or "JUBAL" is the name of Cain's great-great-great-grandson who invented musical wind instruments (Genesis4:21).

The Germans have less trouble linking JUBILANCE to the Bible. Jubilar “is someone celebrating his jubilee”

(Langenscheidt), without  attempts like Webster’s to give a Latin source, citing a Latin biblical source that is cut off from the Hebrew Bible’s Jubilee.

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