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  • (noun) - (1) A power which astrologers pretend that the planets possess over a person.

    --William Toone's Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete Words, 1832

    (2) From Arabic root farada, to define, decree, appoint a time for a thing, with the suffix aria.

    --Walter Skeat's Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words, 1914

    January 16, 2018

  • The power which the planets possess over a person's life.

    "I'll find the cusp and alfridaria,

    And know what planet is in cazimi."

    —O.P. Albumazar

    March 15, 2014