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
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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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