from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Jovian 1 Originally Flavius Jovianus. A.D. 331?-364. Emperor of Rome (363-364). He made peace with the Persians by giving up all Roman territories beyond the Tigris River.
  • adj. Roman Mythology Of, relating to, or resembling Jupiter.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling the planet Jupiter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to Jupiter (the Roman deity).
  • adj. Of, or relating to Jupiter (the planet).
  • adj. Similar to the planet Jupiter, in size or composition.
  • n. An imaginary inhabitant of the planet Jupiter.
  • proper n. Flavius Jovianus, a Roman emperor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Jove, or Jupiter (either the deity or the planet).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the god Jove or the planet Jupiter; Jovial.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of or resembling the planet Jupiter
  • adj. of or pertaining to or befitting the Roman deity Jupiter


Latin Iovis, genitive of Iuppiter (Wiktionary)



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