jove








noun

  1. Jupiter(def 1).
  2. Archaic. the planet Jupiter.
Idioms

  1. by Jove! (an exclamation used to emphasize an accompanying remark or to express surprise, approval, etc.): It was a good fight, by Jove!

noun

  1. another name for Jupiter 1
  2. by Jove an exclamation of surprise or excitement

Roman god of the bright sky, late 14c., from Latin Iovis, from PIE *dyeu- “to shine,” with derivatives referring to the sky, heavens, a god (see diurnal, and cf. Zeus). In classical Latin, the compound Iuppiter replaced Old Latin Iovis as the god’s name.

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