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Ja·nus

 (jā′nəs)
n. Roman Mythology
The god of gates and doorways, depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions.

[Latin Iānus, from iānus, archway, doorway; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

Janus

(ˈdʒeɪnəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of doorways, passages, and bridges. In art he is depicted with two heads facing opposite ways
[C16: from Latin, from jānus archway]

Janus

(ˈdʒeɪnəs)
n
(Celestial Objects) a small inner satellite of Saturn

Ja•nus

(ˈdʒeɪ nəs)

n.
a Roman god of doorways and beginnings, usu. represented as having a head with two faces looking in opposite directions.
[< Latin, special use of jānus doorway, archway, arcade]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Janus - (Roman mythology) the Roman god of doorways and passagesJanus - (Roman mythology) the Roman god of doorways and passages; is depicted with two faces on opposite sides of his head
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
Translations

Janus

[ˈdʒeɪnəs] NJano

Janus

nJanus m

Janus

[ˈdʒeɪnəs] nGiano
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In these so-called books, the chief lover, or Greek god, as he is admiringly referred to--by the way, they do not say which "Greek god" it is that the gentleman bears such a striking likeness to; it might be hump-backed Vulcan, or double-faced Janus, or even driveling Silenus, the god of abstruse mysteries.
He ceas'd; and th' Archangelic Power prepar'd For swift descent, with him the Cohort bright Of watchful Cherubim; four faces each Had, like a double JANUS, all thir shape Spangl'd with eyes more numerous then those Of ARGUS, and more wakeful then to drouze, Charm'd with ARCADIAN Pipe, the Pastoral Reed Of HERMES, or his opiate Rod.
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