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"dub" or "dubbing"

Posted by Bob on September 29, 2000

In Reply to: "Dub" or "dubbing" posted by carolyn on September 28, 2000

: : Please give me the the history or orgin of the term to dub or dubbing. Does it come from the ceremony of knighthood of the Middle Ages? cmb

Yes and no. The word dub does mean to invest with a title, usually referring to knighthood... but the word is older, earlier than 1100, at which point the OED throws up its hands, and describes the origin as lost in the mists of time. Maybe Old French, maybe Teutonic, certainly ancient.