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Jove

 (jōv)
n. Roman Mythology
Idiom:
by Jove
Used as a mild oath to express surprise or emphasis.

[Middle English, from Archaic Latin Iovis or from Latin Iov-, stem of Iuppiter; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

Jove

(dʒəʊv)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) another name for Jupiter1
2. by Jove an exclamation of surprise or excitement
[C14: from Old Latin Jovis Jupiter]

Jove

(dʒoʊv)

n. Idioms:
by Jove, (an exclamation used to emphasize an accompanying remark or to express surprise or approval.)
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin Jov-, oblique s. of compound nominative Juppiter father Jove]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jove - (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
Translations

Jove

[dʒəʊv] NJúpiter
by Jove!¡caramba!, ¡por Dios!

Jove

nJupiter m; by Jove! (dated)Donnerwetter!; have you/did he etc, by Jove!tatsächlich!

Jove

[dʒəʊv] nGiove m
by Jove! (old) → per Giove!
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By Jove, we will have plenty to worry about if that becomes the case.
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But today, by Jove, I think he's really on to something.
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And by Jove, there's even an HDMI port to connect to a HD display.
Our clubs may not have won much up here but, by Jove, we've given life to entertainers of the very highest calibre.
Pink Sheets: BDRH), announced today that it has signed a one-year deal with Films By Jove (FBJ) to broadcast FBJ's Russian animation online.
As in the Greek and Latin sources, Ganymede is a beautiful mortal boy who is seized by Jove, taken to be his cup-bearer and, in some versions of the story, his catamite.
The book fully accomplishes its mission to convince anyone that yes, there is a new economy and, by Jove, I can't believe that I haven't been more active getting my share of it.