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Jovian1

[joh-vee-uh n] /ˈdʒoʊ vi ən/
noun
1.
(Flavius Claudius Jovianus) a.d. 331?–364, Roman emperor 363–364.

Jovian2

[joh-vee-uh n] /ˈdʒoʊ vi ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Roman god Jupiter.
2.
of or relating to the planet Jupiter.
Origin of Jovian2
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin Jov- (see Jove) + -ian
Related forms
Jovianly, adverb
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Historical Examples
  • He was succeeded by Jovian, who restored peace to the church.

  • The Jovian guards ran to their ruler's assistance but they were too far away.

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Damis, so far you have been one with our Jovian masters, as have all of the Nepthalim.

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • In stature and mental power he was a Jovian, in all else he was a Terrestrial.

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Has your science any way of telling us who was in command of the Jovian ship?

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Were your men who lie dead familiar with the features of the Jovian Viceroy?

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • From the first Jovian the Martian turned away with an expression of disappointment.

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • Meanwhile the Jovian fleet will have landed and your efforts will be in vain to dislodge them.

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • But if the Jovian fleet arrives before that time, Nepthalim?

    Giants on the Earth Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • She was followed by a Russian, huge of body, Jovian of countenance.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
British Dictionary definitions for Jovian

Jovian1

/ˈdʒəʊvɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the god Jove (Jupiter)
2.
of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Jupiter
3.
of or relating to the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune: the Jovian planets
Word Origin
C16: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter

Jovian2

/ˈdʒəʊvɪən/
noun
1.
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
adj.

1520s, "of Jove," from Latin Jovis (see Jove) + -ian. Meaning "of the planet Jupiter" is recorded from 1794. Latin Jovianus was a masculine proper name.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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