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Jove  ( jōv),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. MythologyJupiter (def. 1).
  2. [Archaic.]the planet Jupiter.
  3. Idiomsby Jove! (an exclamation used to emphasize an accompanying remark or to express surprise, approval, etc.):It was a good fight, by Jove!
  • Latin Jov- (oblique stem of compound nominative Juppiter father Jove), akin. to deus god; cognate with Greek Zeús (genitive Diós) Zeus
  • Middle English 1325–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Jove /dʒəʊv/ n
  1. another name for Jupiter1
  2. by Jovean exclamation of surprise or excitement
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter



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