horoscope

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Borrowed from Middle French horoscope, from Medieval Latin horoscopus, from Ancient Greek ὡροσκόπος (hōroskópos), from ὥρα (hṓra, any limited time) +‎ σκοπός (skopós, watcher).

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horoscope (plural horoscopes)

  1. The position of the planets and stars at the moment of someone's birth; a diagram of such positions.
  2. An astrological forecast of a person's future based on such information.
    • 1855, William Hurton, chapter XXIII, in The Doomed Ship; or, The Wreck of the Arctic Regions, London: Willoughby & Co., [], OCLC 29934103, page 103:
      "Ah, min hart! And what day was it?"
      "How curious you are! Do you want to cast my horoscope?"

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  • (mute h) IPA(key): /ɔ.ʁɔs.kɔp/
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horoscope m (plural horoscopes)

  1. horoscope (all senses)