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Word of the Day 04/13/15 Nadir

Nadir (noun)
nadir [ney-der, ney-deer]


noun
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
zenith.

Synonyms
3. bottom, floor, foot, depths.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English ≪ Arabic naẓīr over against, opposite to (the zenith)

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