Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the casting of horoscopes at a person's birth
  • n. A person who casts horoscopes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to nativities; calculated by astrologers; showing position of stars at one's birth.
  • n. A birthday poem.
  • n. One skilled in genethliacs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to one's birthday or nativity; specifically, in astrology, pertaining to nativities as calculated by astrologers; relating to genitures or to the doctrine of them; showing the positions of the stars at the birth of any person. Also genethliacal.
  • n. A birthday poem. Also genethliacon.
  • n. One who is versed in genethlialogy.
  • n. plural Same as genethlialogy.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Whereof a right pregnant instance by them is given in the nativities of Aeneas and Choroebus; the latter of which two is by Euphorion said to have been a fool, and yet had with the former the same aspects and heavenly genethliac influences.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • 'That is a question,' he said, 'to put to your astrologer, your oneirocritic, your genethliac.

    Veranilda

  • He wrote it down in the native tongue about forty years ago, as recited by an _ah-kih_, “reader of days,” a native master of the genethliac art, who had composed it in favor of a client who had asked his intercession.

    Nagualism A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History

  • Doubtless this was partly attributable to the scarcity of food which prevailed; but that the authorities traced it also to some secret ceremonials is evident from the law which was immediately passed forbidding the Indians to wear the _piochtli_, or scalp-lock, a portion of the hair preserved from birth as part of the genethliac rituals, [32-§] and the especial enactments against the _octli_.

    Nagualism A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History

  • The star which looked upon a child at the hour of his birth, was called the horoscopus, and the peculiar influence of each planet was determined by professors of the genethliac art.

    The Old Roman World, : the Grandeur and Failure of Its Civilization.

  • Really it must be admitted that only in England and America is there anybody who knows how to establish the genethliac theme and construct a horoscope. "

    Là-bas

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.