genethlialogy


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genethlialogy

(dʒɪˌnɛθlɪˈælədʒɪ)
n
(Astrology) astrology obsolete the science of casting horoscopes

genethlialogy, genethliacs

astrology.
See also: Divination
the lore that underlies the art of casting genethliacs, or astrological nativities. Also genethliacs. — genethlialogic, genethlialogical, adj.
See also: Astrology
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Regrettably, most of his works on astronomy were lost, but his studies on astrology survived, including a monumental 106-chapter work, "Kitab al-Mudkhal al-Kabir", a historical study composed for the Sassanian ruler Al Mansour, the second aACAyAbbasid dynasty caliph, and his study on genethlialogy, the science of calculating positions of the heavenly bodies on nativities, in the "Kitab Tahawil Sini al-Mawalid" (Book of the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities).
One of the fields of Sasanid knowledge in which Sunbadh demonstrated a particular interest was that of astrology, and one such work survives--Kitab al-Mawalid (The Book of Nativities), a work of genethlialogy attributed to Zoroaster which Sunbadh had translated into Arabic by a certain Said b.
These include the Diviner's Manual, astrological letters and reports, proto-horoscopes, hypsomata, "Innovations," and genethlialogy.