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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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Janusz is survived and will be greatly missed by Barbara, his wife of 43 years, his children Karolina and Bartek, beloved grandchildren Olaf, Noel and Teos, and dear siblings Anna, Danuta, Tadeusz and Kazimierz.
Janusz is a native of France; Lila is a Polish native, and both are fluent in many languages.