Jacobean


Jacobean

Jacobean indicates the period of English history that coincides with the reign of James I (1603–1625):

*Jacobean era
*Jacobean architecture
*Jacobean literature
*Jacobean English (the language used in the King James Version of the Bible)

It is also used to refer to other things relating to the name James, notably the biblical Epistle of James.

"Jacobean" derives from the New Latin "Jacobaeus", cognate with James and Jacob.


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  • Jacobean — Ja*co be*an (?; 277), Jacobian Ja*co bi*an, a. [From L. Jacobus James. See 2d {Jack}.] Of or pertaining to James the First, of England, or of his reign or times; especially, pertaining to a style of architecture and decoration popular in the time …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacobean — n. any distinguished personage during the reign of James I of England. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacobean — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or characteristic of the reign of James I of England (1603 1625). ► NOUN ▪ a person who lived in the Jacobean period. ORIGIN from Latin Jacobus James …   English terms dictionary

  • Jacobean — 1770, lit. of James (king or apostle), later especially of the literary and architectural style of the time of James I (1844). See JAMES (Cf. James) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jacobean — [jak΄ə bē′ən] adj. [< ModL Jacobaeus < Jacobus, L form of the name of James I (see JACK) + AN] 1. of James I of England 2. of the period in England when he was king (1603 25) n. a poet or other person of this period …   English World dictionary

  • Jacobean — Jacobaean lily Jac o*b[ae] an lil y [See {Jacobean}.] (Bot.) A bulbous plant ({Amaryllis formosissima} syn. {Sprekelia formosissima}) from Mexico. It bears a single, large, deep, red, lilylike flower. [Written also {Jacobean}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacobean — [[t]ʤæ̱kəbi͟ːən[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A Jacobean building, piece of furniture, or work of art was built or produced in Britain in the style of the period between 1603 and 1625. ...a Jacobean manor house …   English dictionary

  • Jacobean — /dʒækəˈbiən/ (say jakuh beeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the reign of James I of England or his times: Jacobean drama. 2. of or relating to the late English Gothic style of architecture and furnishings, showing Italian influence, which… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jacobean — adjective Etymology: New Latin Jacobaeus, from Jacobus James Date: 1844 of, relating to, or characteristic of James I of England or his age • Jacobean noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Jacobean — /jak euh bee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to James I of England or to his period. 2. noting or pertaining to the style of architecture and furnishings prevailing in England in the first half of the 17th century, continuing the Elizabethan… …   Universalium