Jovian

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Iovis, genitive of Iuppiter, analysable as Jove +‎ -ian.

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Jovian (comparative more Jovian, superlative most Jovian)

  1. (astronomy) Pertaining to the planet Jupiter.
    Synonym: Jovial
  2. (Roman mythology) Pertaining to the Roman god Jove or Jupiter (the counterpart of the Greek god Zeus); Jove-like; befitting Jupiter.
    Synonym: Jovial
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      He did not admit of equals. But as a patron he was superb. With his Jovian air, his colossal condescension, his amused smile, his general suggestion of the god descending to the mortal, he could be quite overpowering in his amiability.
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Jovian (plural Jovians)

  1. (chiefly science fiction) An imaginary inhabitant of the planet Jupiter.
    Synonym: Jovial

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Etymology 2[edit]

From the emperor’s name, Latin Jovianus.

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Jovian

  1. Flavius Jovianus Augustus (331–364), a Roman emperor.

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