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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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