Jovian

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[joh-vee-uh n]
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noun

Flavius Claudius Jovianus, a.d. 331?–364, Roman emperor 363–364.

Jovian

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[joh-vee-uh n]

adjective

of or relating to the Roman god Jupiter.
of or relating to the planet Jupiter.

Origin of Jovian

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1520–30; < Latin Jov- (see Jove) + -ian

Related formsJo·vi·an·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for jovian

Jovian

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adjective

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

Word Origin for Jovian

C16: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter

Jovian

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noun

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

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.

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