מזל

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medieval Hebrew מזל ‎(zodiac, astrology; destiny), presumably from Classical Hebrew מזלות. The modern Hebrew word was introduced via Yiddish.

Noun[edit]

מַזָּל ‎(mazálm (plural indefinite form מַזָּלוֹת)

  1. A planet (in the historical sense): any of the seven major celestial bodies that move relative to the stars in the night sky; that is, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, or Mars.
  2. A sign of the Zodiac: any of the twelve constellations that constitute the Zodiac.
  3. Fortune, fate: that which happens to a given person at a given time, due supposedly to the positions of the planets in the Zodiac at that time and at the time of that person's birth.
  4. Luck, chance, fortune: that which happens due to chance rather than to planning.
  5. (specifically) Luck, good luck, good fortune.

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Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From medieval Hebrew מזל.

Noun[edit]

מזל m ‎(Hebrew spelling, Latin spelling mazal)

  1. star, destiny

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From medieval Hebrew מַזָּל ‎(mazzāl).

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Noun[edit]

מזל ‎(mazelm

  1. star
  2. astrology
  3. destiny
  4. luck

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