Jovian

1
[joh-vee-uh n]

Jovian

2
[joh-vee-uh n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Roman god Jupiter.
  2. 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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Historical Examples of jovian

  • 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.

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  • Damis, so far you have been one with our Jovian masters, as have all of the Nepthalim.

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  • In stature and mental power he was a Jovian, in all else he was a Terrestrial.

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  • Has your science any way of telling us who was in command of the Jovian ship?

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British Dictionary definitions for jovian

Jovian

1
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 Neptunethe Jovian planets

Word Origin for Jovian

C16: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter

Jovian

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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

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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