Mazalot (mah-zah-LOHT) listen


  • n. (biblical) Astrology; astrological signs, the zodiac, constellations.

Example Sentences

  • Jewish usage: "The latter obviously has it’s own dangers as evident in simplistic maskilim and Reformim, etc, but maskilim do not discredit rational and science-aware approach more than astrologists discredit mazalot mentioned in the Gemora." (source)

  • Christian usage: "While the Bible mentions it, and several stars in the constellations, we can learn more about this hidden 'gem' through other sources.  Recently I shared what we can glean about the Mazzaroth with my Bible study." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • TH מַזָּרוֹת mazarot, often translated as 'constellations'
    TH מַּזָּלוֹת mazalot, often translated as 'constellations'

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


      • North America


      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      Mazzalot, Mazzaroth, Mazaroth, Mazarot, Mazzarot, mazoles, mazles, mazeles, mazls


  • Sometimes uncapitalized.

    "Mazzaroth" is mostly used by Christians.

    In Yiddish, מזלות (mazoles) means 'planet; sign of the zodiac, constellation; destiny, fate'.

    See also mazel.

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