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[johv] /dʒoʊv/
Jupiter (def 1).
Archaic. the planet Jupiter.
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 Unabridged
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  • By Jove, it is said on good authority that Bruce will be taken in as one of the board of directors.

    The Silent Bullet Arthur B. Reeve
  • You don't know her, you know, nor the old beggar either, by Jove!

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • And then I was thinking about the bunch of men who've stuck together and by me for five years, like a pack of wolves, by Jove!

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Jove, I believe it's more funk than anything else, that's laid him low.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Thus were they assembled within the palace of Jove: nor did Neptune disobey the goddess, but he came to them from the sea.

  • In Italy it was the tree of Jove, great father of immortals and of mankind.

    Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
  • Pelter and Crowe, you know—devilish sharp dogs—my lawyers in town—they are regular detectives, by Jove!

    Guy Deverell, v. 1 of 2 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • By Jove, he did fit into a home, here certainly was a different Joe.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • "You have had a narrow escape, by Jove," said Turpin, who had been thunderstruck with the whole proceeding.

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for Jove


another name for Jupiter1
by Jove, an exclamation of surprise or excitement
Word Origin
C14: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter
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Word Origin and History for Jove

Roman god of the bright sky, late 14c., from Latin Iovis, from PIE *dyeu- "to shine," with derivatives referring to the sky, heavens, a god (see diurnal, and cf. Zeus). In classical Latin, the compound Iuppiter replaced Old Latin Iovis as the god's name.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Jove in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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