Jove

Jove

[johv]
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:
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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Jove (dʒəʊv)
 
n
1.  another name for Jupiter
2.  by Jove an exclamation of surprise or excitement
 
[C14: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter]

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