One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The prevailing or ruling planet in a horoscope.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Lupton (fl. 1572–1584), political and religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin almuten, apparently ultimately from Arabic al-muʿtazz (from al the + muʿtazz powerful, proud, passive participle of ʿazza to be powerful), with unexplained alteration of the ending; compare similarly Spanish † almuten.
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