Definitions for jovianˈdʒoʊ vi ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jo•vi•anˈdʒoʊ vi ən(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the Roman god Jupiter.

    Category: Mythology

  2. of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of Jovian:

1520–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jovian(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of or resembling the planet Jupiter

    "Jovian satellites"

  2. Jovian(adj)

    of or pertaining to or befitting the Roman deity Jupiter

    "Jovian thunderbolts"; "Jovian wrath"

Wiktionary

  1. Jovian(Noun)

    An imaginary inhabitant of the planet Jupiter.

  2. Jovian(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to Jupiter (the Roman deity).

  3. Jovian(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to Jupiter (the planet).

  4. Jovian(Adjective)

    Similar to the planet Jupiter, in size or composition.

  5. Jovian(ProperNoun)

    Flavius Jovianus, a Roman emperor.

  6. Origin: Iovis, genitive of Iuppiter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jovian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Jove, or Jupiter (either the deity or the planet)

Freebase

  1. Jovian

    Jovian was Roman Emperor from 363 to 364. Upon the death of emperor Julian during his campaign against the Sassanid Persians, Jovian was hastily declared emperor by his soldiers. He sought peace with the Persians on humiliating terms and reestablished Christianity as the favored religion of the Empire. He died after a reign of only eight months.

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