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Etymology edit

From medieval Latin, from Arabic هيلاج (haylāj), from Middle-Persian ŠḆKWN-k' (hilag, “releaser”), a calque of Ancient Greek ἀφέτης (aphétēs).

Noun edit

hyleg (plural hylegs)

  1. (astrology) In Hellenistic astrology, the planet with the greatest essential dignity in five important natal chart positions: the degree of the Sun; the degree of the Moon; the Ascendant; the Lot of Fortune; and the prenatal syzygy (that is, New Moon or Full Moon, whichever most closely preceded the birth).