See also: jove and jőve

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Joves, from Latin Iuppiter, Iovis, from Proto-Italic *djowe-, ablative case of *djous, from Proto-Indo-European *dyḗws. Doublet of Dyeus and Zeus.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dʒəʊv/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /dʒoʊv/
    Rhymes: -əʊv

Proper nounEdit

Jove

  1. (Roman mythology) Jupiter, god of the sky.
    • 1781, [Mostyn John Armstrong], History and Antiquities of the County of Norfolk. Volume IX. Containing the Hundreds of Smithdon, Taverham, Tunstead, Walsham, and Wayland, volume IX, Norwich: Printed by J. Crouse, for M. Booth, bookseller, OCLC 520624543, page 51:
      BEAT on, proud billows; Boreas blow; / Swell, curled waves, high as Jove’s roof; / Your incivility doth ſhow, / That innocence is tempeſt proof; / Though ſurly Nereus frown, my thoughts are calm; / Then ſtrike, Affliction, for thy wounds are balm. [Attributed to Roger L'Estrange (1616–1704).]

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LatinEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jove

  1. ablative singular of Juppiter

Middle EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jove

  1. Alternative form of Joves