infortune

[ in-fawr-chuhn ]
/ ɪnˈfɔr tʃən /

noun

Astrology. a planet or aspect of evil influence, especially Saturn or Mars.
Obsolete. misfortune.

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Origin of infortune

1325–75; Middle English (see in-3, fortune), translation of Latin infortūnium
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Example sentences from the Web for infortune

  • And these, under their several names, make the great ‘infortune’ of astrology, wherein old Culpepper amply instructed our fathers.

    Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway