genethliac

noun
ge·​neth·​li·​ac | \ jə̇ˈnethlēˌak \
plural -s

Definition of genethliac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 archaic : a calculator of nativities
2 archaic : nativity

genethliac

adjective
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variants: or genethliacal \ ¦jeˌneth¦līəkəl , -​nə̇th-​ \

Definition of genethliac (Entry 2 of 2)

: relating to nativities or birthdays : showing position and influence of stars at one's birth

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Other Words from genethliac

Adjective

genethliacally \ ¦⸗(ˌ)⸗¦līək(ə)lē \ adverb

History and Etymology for genethliac

Noun

in sense 1, from Late Latin genethliacus, from Greek genethliakos, from genethliakos, adjective; in sense 2, from Late Latin genethliace, from (assumed) Greek genethliakē, from feminine of genethliakos, adjective

Adjective

genethliac from Late Latin genethliacus, from Greek genethliakos, from genethlē race, stock, family, offspring, from the stem of gignesthai to be born; genethliacal from Late Latin genethliacus + English -al

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“Genethliac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genethliac. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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