genethliac

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noun

ge·​neth·​li·​ac
jə̇ˈnethlēˌak
plural -s
1
archaic : a calculator of nativities
2
archaic : nativity

genethliac

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adjective

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variants or genethliacal
¦jeˌneth¦līəkəl,
-nə̇th-
: relating to nativities or birthdays : showing position and influence of stars at one's birth
genethliacally
¦⸗(ˌ)⸗¦līək(ə)lē
adverb

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Feb. 2024.

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