Initially, it denoted a ram's horn
that was blown in celebration, then it came to label a 50th-year celebration.
Now it denotes any time of rejoicing. What word is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics (meaning), linguistics, neologism, idiom, word origin, syntax, dialect, lexicon (vocabulary), diction, pidgin, synonym, antonym, homonym, cant, argot, lingo, and redundancy.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
The word jubilee derives from the Hebrew yobhel, ram's horn, but in Hebrew it came to denote a
50th-year celebration during which slaves were emancipated and lands sold to
pay debts were restored to their original owners. Note that the word
shofar also denotes "ram's horn."
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