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dodekatemorion
  دوازدهان   
davâzdahân (#)

Fr.: dodekatemorion   

A segment of the → zodiac extending 2.5 degrees, as considered in Babylonian and Hellenistic astrology; plural: dodekatemoria. Dodekatemoria result from a subdivision of each → zodiacal sign into twelve equal parts, each given the name of a → sign, beginning with the name of the sign being divided and continuing throughout the other eleven sequentially. Each zodiacal sign therefore contained a micro-zodiac within its own 30° span. Textual evidence for the micro-zodiac does not antedate the sixth century BC (F. Rochberg, 2010, In the Path of the Moon, BRILL).

From Gk. dodekatemorion "twelfth part," from dodeka "twelve."

Davâzdahân, from Mid.Pers. dwâzdahân "the twelve ones," from dwâzdah (Mod.Pers. davâzdah) "twelve;" Av. dvadasa, from dva "→ two" + dasa "→ ten."