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U+2643, ♃
JUPITER

[U+2642]
Miscellaneous Symbols
[U+2644]

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The Greek letter Zeta with an abbreviation stroke, for Ζεύς (Zeús), the Greek equivalent to the Roman god Jupiter.[1] The form changed from Ƶ to on with a more salient cross, ♃, in the 15th–16th century, at about the time that Christian crosses were added to , and , and so may have had a similar motivation.

Symbol[edit]

  1. (astronomy, astrology) Jupiter
  2. (alchemy, archaic) tin
  3. (botany, obsolete) herbaceous perennial plant (the orbital period of Jupiter is 12 years)[2]
  4. (rare) Thursday (refers to the Latin phrase dies Iovis, which literally means "Jupiter's day")

Derived terms[edit]

  1. M Jovian mass (as a unit of measurement; more commonly MJ)
  2. R Jovian radius
  3. 🜩 tin ore

Related terms[edit]

Planetary symbols
Sun symbol (fixed width).svg · Mercury symbol (fixed width).svg · Venus symbol (fixed width).svg · Earth symbol (fixed width).svgGlobus cruciger (fixed width).svg · Moon crescent symbol (fixed width).svgMoon decrescent symbol (fixed width).svg · Mars symbol (fixed width).svg · Ceres symbol (fixed width).svg · Pallas symbol (fixed width).svg · Juno symbol (fixed width).svg · Vesta symbol (fixed width).svg · Hygiea symbol (astrological, fixed width).svg · Chiron symbol (fixed width).svg · Jupiter symbol (fixed width).svg · Saturn symbol (fixed width).svg · Uranus symbol (fixed width).svgUranus monogram (fixed width).svg · Neptune symbol (fixed width).svg · Pluto symbol (fixed width).svgPluto monogram (fixed width).svg · Orcus symbol (fixed width).svg · Haumea symbol (fixed width).svg · Quaoar symbol (fixed width).svg · Makemake symbol (fixed width).svg · Gonggong symbol (fixed width).svg · Eris symbol (fixed width).svgEris arrow symbol (uncapped).svg · Sedna symbol (fixed width).svg · Comet symbol (fixed width).svg


References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Alexander (1999) Astronomical Papyri from Oxyrhynchus, →ISBN, pages 62–63
  2. ^ J. Lindley (1848) An introduction to botany[1], volume 2, 4 edition, London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, page 385–386