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 Yum’boes (2 syl.).Y’veto’t (pron. Eve-tó). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Y’ves (St.) (1 syl.).
 
Patron saint of lawyers, being himself a lawyer. As he used his knowledge of the law in defending the oppressed, he is called in Brittany “the poor man’s advocate.”   1
       
“Advoctus, sed non latro,
Res miranda populo.”
       
Hymn to St. Yves.
 


 Yum’boes (2 syl.).Y’veto’t (pron. Eve-tó). 

 
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