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  • n. A twelfth, specifically each of the twelve divisions of the Zodiac.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tern applied to the twelve houses, or parts, of the zodiac of the primum mobile, to distinguish them from the twelve signs; also, any one of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A twelfth part: a term formerly sometimes used for a sign of the zodiac, as being the twelfth part of a circle.


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From Ancient Greek δωδεκατημόριον, from δωδέκατος ("twelfth") + μόριον ("piece").


  • In the terminology of hellenistic period astrological texts, we certainly see that the constellations were often marked with their Dodecatemoria: e.g. the dodecatemory of Libra is.../has... and so on.

    Astrologers angered by stars


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