Horoscope

Hor"o*scope

(?), n. [F. horoscope, L. horoscopus, fr. Gr. , adj., observing hours or times, esp. observing the hour of birth, n., a horoscope; hour + to view, observe. See Hour, and -scope.] 1. (Astrol.) (a) The representation made of the aspect of the heavens at the moment of a person's birth, by which the astrologer professed to foretell the events of the person's life; especially, the sign of the zodiac rising above the horizon at such a moment. (b) The diagram or scheme of twelve houses or signs of the zodiac, into which the whole circuit of the heavens was divided for the purposes of such prediction of fortune.
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2. The planisphere invented by Jean Paduanus.
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3. A table showing the length of the days and nights at all places. Heyse.

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Hor"o*sco`per

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Ho*ros"co*pist

(?), } n. One versed in horoscopy; an astrologer.
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