- Flavius Claudius Jovianus, a.d. 331?–364, Roman emperor 363–364.
- of or relating to the Roman god Jupiter.
- of or relating to the planet Jupiter.
Origin of Jovian2
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Examples from the Web for jovian
He was succeeded by Jovian, who restored peace to the church.Fox's Book of Martyrs
Meanwhile the Jovian fleet will have landed and your efforts will be in vain to dislodge them.
In stature and mental power he was a Jovian, in all else he was a Terrestrial.
Were your men who lie dead familiar with the features of the Jovian Viceroy?
Has your science any way of telling us who was in command of the Jovian ship?
- of or relating to the god Jove (Jupiter)
- of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Jupiter
- of or relating to the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptunethe Jovian planets
C16: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter
- full name Flavius Claudius Jovianus. ?331–364 ad, Roman emperor (363–64): he made peace with Persia, relinquishing Roman provinces beyond the Tigris, and restored privileges to the Christians
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Word Origin and History for jovian
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