Janus meaning

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(astronomy) A moon of Saturn.
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The god of gates and doorways, depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions.
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(rom. myth., person, proper) The god who is guardian of portals and patron of beginnings and endings: he is shown as having two faces, one in front, the other at the back of his head.
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(place, proper) A small satellite of Saturn.
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(Roman mythology) The god of gates and doorways; having two faces looking in opposite directions.
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A two-faced person, a hypocrite.
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Origin of janus

  • Latin Iānus from iānus archway, doorway ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin Iānus.

    From Wiktionary