decan

decan

[dek-uhn]
noun Astrology.
any of three divisions of 10° within a sign of the zodiac.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin decānus chief of ten; see dean1

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Main Entry:  decan1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any of the three equal 10-degree divisions of a zodiac sign
Etymology:  L. decanus
Usage:  astrology
Main Entry:  decan2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the ruler of one of these zodiac sign divisions
Etymology:  L. decanus
Usage:  astrology
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