(Jeers) n. pl. (Naut.) See 1st Jeer (b).
(||Jef`fer*so"ni*a) n. [NL. Named after Thomas Jefferson.] (Bot.) An American herb with a
pretty, white, solitary blossom, and deeply two-cleft leaves (Jeffersonia diphylla); twinleaf.
(Jef`fer*so"ni*an) a. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, Thomas Jefferson or his policy or
political doctrines. Lowell.
(Jef"fer*son*ite) n. [Named after Thomas Jefferson.] (Min.) A variety of pyroxene of olive-
green color passing into brown. It contains zinc.
(Jeg) n. (Mach.) See Jig, 6.
(Je*ho"vah) n. [Heb. usually yehovah (with the vowel points of adonai Lord), sometimes
(to avoid repetition) yehovih (with the vowel points of elohim God); but only the four Heb, consonants
yhvh are conceded to be certainly known.] A Scripture name of the Supreme Being, by which he was
revealed to the Jews as their covenant God or Sovereign of the theocracy; the "ineffable name" of the
Supreme Being, which was not pronounced by the Jews.
1. One who maintains that the vowel points of the word Jehovah, in Hebrew, are the proper vowels of
that word; opposed to adonist.
2. The writer of the passages of the Old Testament, especially those of the Pentateuch, in which the
Supreme Being is styled Jehovah. See Elohist.
The characteristic manner of the Jehovist differs from that of his predecessor [the Elohist]. He is fuller
and freer in his descriptions; more reflective in his assignment of motives and causes; more artificial in
mode of narration.S. Davidson.
(Je`ho*vis"tic) a. Relating to, or containing, Jehovah, as a name of God; said of certain
parts of the Old Testament, especially of the Pentateuch, in which Jehovah appears as the name of the
Deity. See Elohistic.
(Je"hu) n. [From Jehu, son of Nimshi. 2 Kings ix. 20.] A coachman; a driver; especially, one
who drives furiously. [Colloq.]
(Je*ju"nal) a. Pertaining to the jejunum.
(Je*june") a. [L. jejunus fasting, hungry, dry, barren, scanty; of unknown origin.]
1. Lacking matter; empty; void of substance.
2. Void of interest; barren; meager; dry; as, a jejune narrative.
Je*june"ly, adv. Je*june"ness, n. Bacon.
(Je*ju"ni*ty) n. The quality of being jejune; jejuneness.
(||Je*ju"num) n. [NL., fr. L. jejunus empty, dry.] (Anat.) The middle division of the small intestine,
between the duodenum and ileum; so called because usually found empty after death.
(||Jel"er*ang) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A large, handsome squirrel (Sciurus Javensis), native
of Java and Southern Asia; called also Java squirrel.
(Jell) v. i. To jelly. [Colloq.]