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#1 2011-12-11 18:10:07

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2030

Jubilee year

A recent article by Joel Hoffman at the Huffington Post site describes an iron age eggcorn:

The translation “Jubilee year” results from a mistaken application of cognates (similar words in different languages). In the original Hebrew, the year was called the “year of the horn,” or, in Hebrew, “the year of the yovel.” The Latin for yovel is iobileus, which just happens to sound like the Latin word iubileus, connected to the verb iubilare, “to celebrate.” The English “Jubilee year” comes from the Latin.

An addition to our collection of religious eggcorns

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#2 2011-12-11 20:31:25

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1148

Re: Jubilee year

Delish. Is there a link between the yovel and the dread vuvuzela?

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