genethliac

[ juh-neth-lee-ak ]
/ dʒəˈnɛθ liˌæk /

adjective Astrology.

of or relating to birthdays or to the position of the stars at one's birth.

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Origin of genethliac

First recorded in 1575–85; from Late Latin genethliacus “pertaining to one’s hour of birth or one's birthday; an astrologer who calculates such an hour or day,” from Latin genethliacus “one who casts horoscopes,” from Greek genethliakós, equivalent to genéthli(os) “pertaining to one's birth” (derivative of genéthlē “birth”) + -akos -ac

OTHER WORDS FROM genethliac

gen·eth·li·a·cal·ly [jen-ith-lahy-ik-lee], /ˌdʒɛn ɪθˈlaɪ ɪk li/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for genethliac

  • Arch-genethliac: a genethliac is a calculator of nativities—an astrologer.