genethliac

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin genethliacus, from Ancient Greek γενεθλιακός (genethliakós, belonging to a birthday).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dʒəˈnɛθ.li.æk/

Adjective[edit]

genethliac (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the casting of horoscopes at a person's birth

Noun[edit]

genethliac (plural genethliacs)

  1. A person who casts horoscopes.
    • 1584, Reginald Scot, The Discoverie of Witchcraft:
      The follie of our genethliaks, or nativiti-casters.
  2. A birthday poem.