homo signorum

noun
ho·​mo sig·​no·​rum | \ ¦hō(ˌ)mōsigˈnōrəm \

Definition of homo signorum

: a conventionalized figure often found in old almanacs showing a person surrounded by signs of the zodiac from which lines point to the parts of the body thought to be subject to their influence

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New Latin, literally, man of signs

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“Homo signorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homo%20signorum. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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