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Jovian

[joh-vee-uh n] /ˈdʒoʊ vi ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Roman god Jupiter.
2.
of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin Jov- (see Jove) + -ian
Related forms
Jovianly, adverb

Jovian

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

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Encyclopedia Article for Jovian

Roman emperor from 363 to 364.

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