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Jove

[johv] /dʒoʊv/
noun
1.
Jupiter (def 1).
2.
Archaic. the planet Jupiter.
Idioms
3.
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
1325-1375
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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  • 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

Jove

/dʒəʊv/
noun
1.
another name for Jupiter1
2.
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 http://foldoc.org
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