Jove

[ johv ]
/ dʒoʊv /

noun

Archaic. the planet Jupiter.

Idioms

    by Jove! (an exclamation used to emphasize an accompanying remark or to express surprise, approval, etc.): It was a good fight, by Jove!

Origin of Jove

1325–75; Middle English < Latin Jov- (oblique stem of compound nominative Juppiter father Jove), akin. to deus god; cognate with Greek Zeús (genitive Diós) Zeus
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Jove

/ (dʒəʊv) /

noun

another name for Jupiter 1
by Jove an exclamation of surprise or excitement

Word Origin for Jove

C14: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter
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