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 Jove (1 syl.).Joy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jo’vial.
 
Merry and sociable, like those born under the planet Jupiter, which astrologers considered the happiest of the natal stars.   1
       
“Our jovial star reigned at his birth.”
       
Shakespeare: Cymbeline, v. 4.
 


 Jove (1 syl.).Joy. 

 
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