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Jupiter

Jupiter

WordNet



noun


(1)   The largest planet and the 5th from the sun; has many satellites and is one of the brightest objects in the night sky
(2)   (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
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Etymology


From Latin Iuppiter, literally ‘father Jove’, originally a vocative cognate with Greek Ζεῦ πάτερ (Zeu pater) ‘o father Zeus’.

Proper noun



  1. The fifth and by far the largest planet in the Solar System, a gas giant, represented by the symbol ♃ in astronomy. Jupiter is known for its Great Red Spot and many moons including the Galilean moons.
  2. The King of the Gods, also called Jove. Equivalent to the Greek Zeus, Jupiter was one of the children of Saturn.

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