nadir [ney-der, ney-deer]
1. Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and diametrically opposite the zenith.
2. Astrology. the point of a horoscope opposite the midheaven: the cusp of the fourth house.
3. the lowest point; point of greatest adversity or despair.
Can be confused
3. bottom, floor, foot, depths.
Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English ≪ Arabic naẓīr over against, opposite to (the zenith)
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