jovial (adj.) Old form(s): Iouiall
majestic, like Jove [Jupiter]
Cym IV.ii.311[Innogen alone, of the dead body she believes to be Posthumus] his Jovial face
Cym V.iv.105[Jupiter to all, of Posthumus] Our Jovial star reigned at his birth [i.e. the planet Jupiter]
KL IV.vi.199[Lear to all] I will be jovial [also: merry, jolly]
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