One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Astrology. Of a planet, etc.: exercising a malign influence, malevolent. Now rare.
Astrology. An infortunate planet, star, etc.; = infortune. rare. Now historical.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin infortūnātus unfortunate from in- + fortūnātus. Compare Middle French, French infortuné, Catalan infortunat, Spanish infortunado, Portuguese infortunado, Italian infortunato.
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