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EtymologyEdit

Likely from Akkadian 𒌓𒁕 (manzaltu). Compare Aramaic מַזָּלָא (mazzālā, constellation; luck, destiny) (Classical Mandaic ࡌࡀࡍࡆࡀࡋࡀ (manzala, constellation; zodiac sign)).

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מַזָּל (mazálm (plural indefinite מַזָּלוֹת)

  1. (biblical) constellation, stars
  2. (historical, astrology) planet: 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
  3. sign of the Zodiac: any of the twelve constellations that constitute the Zodiac
  4. fortune, fate, destiny: 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
  5. luck, chance, fortune: that which happens due to chance rather than to planning
  6. (specifically) luck, good luck, good fortune

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EtymologyEdit

From medieval Hebrew מזל.

NounEdit

מזל m (Hebrew spelling, Latin spelling mazal)

  1. star, destiny

YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew מַזָּל (mazzāl).

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NounEdit

מזל (mazln

  1. astrological sign
  2. (good) luck

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