Jupiterian adj.

of or pertaining to the planet Jupiter or its inhabitants

Now rare.


  • 1907 N.Y. Times Magazine 25 Aug. 7/1

    We have sighted no Jupiterian airship, although there is an impression among the officers that we have been under surveillance ever since we left Earth.

  • 1923 F. Wright Adventure in the Fourth Dimension in Weird Tales Oct. 70/1 page image Farnsworth Wright bibliography

    You thought it was glass, but it is made of Jupiterian steel.

  • 1943 M. J. Steele Ship of Jupiter in Amazing Stories Sept. 208/2 page image

    We can picture a Jupiterian ship of a size comparable to our own ocean-going light freighters. Ibid The Jupiterian crew would smother to death for lack of air.

  • 1952 M. C. Pease Generals Help Themselves in Worlds of If Nov. 101/2 page image M. C. Pease bibliography

    The fleets of the Combine of Jupiterian Satellite States were staring them in the face.

  • 1993 J. Rockwell in N.Y. Times 14 June c11

    When the weather is dry, the stones look light gray and are flecked with bird droppings. Wet, they’re shiny and black, Nordic cousins of the Jupiterian sentinels in the film β€˜2001’.

Research requirements

antedating 1907

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Thornecliffe Herrick's "The Lost World".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1968 reprint of I. S. Shklovskii and Carl Sagan's 1966 "Intelligent Life in the Universe".

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