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Sinister is originally a Latin term for left or to the left, and is used in heraldry to refer to the left of the bearer of the arms, and to the right by the viewer's eyes. It is often used to mean evil.

Etymology

From Latin sinister "left hand".

Connotations

  1. inauspicious, ominous, unlucky
  2. evil, seeming to be evil.
  3. of the left side.
  4. heraldry: the left side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the right side to the viewer.

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