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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

Janus

[ˈdʒeɪnəs] NJano
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Janus

nJanus m
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Janus

[ˈdʒeɪnəs] nGiano
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References in classic literature ?
"But I make you wash it, every time I think of it," said the mother; "for it stands to reason your face is dirty, Ianu, whether I can see it or not."
Ianus et al., "Regeneration of hepatocyte 'buds' in cirrhosis from intrabiliary stem cells," Journal of Hepatology, vol.
BUCHAREST WOLVES: T Conache, F Ionita, P Kinikinilau, F Vlaicu, I Dumitru, V Calafeteanu (M Wiringi, 67), F Surugiu (C Caplescu, 63); P Tamba (C Pristavita, 63), E Capatana, V Balaliscescu (A Tarus, 46), A Bucurescu, V Popirlan (A Ion, 49), V Lucaci, A Mitu, S Burcea (captain, D Ianus, 55).
E Ianus aproveita o movimento inicial: "O fracturismo e um movimento desenvolvido pelos escritores que escrevem como vivem, eliminando as mentiras sociais de sua poesia; os escritores que aderem a esse movimento nao tem esperanca de seguir uma carreira nem ambicoes, eles nao entendem a arte como um empreendimento do qual se pode tirar algum proveito".
Ar(r)ius Manl(ianus) a exerce son commandement au IIe siecle.