- inauspicious, ominous, unlucky
- evil, seeming to be evil.
- of the left side.
- (heraldry): the left side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the right side to the viewer.
Etymology: From Latin sinister "left hand".Old French Sinistra "left"Middle English Sinistre "unlucky"
- Italian: sinistra
- Spanish: siniestro , izquierdo
- French: sénestre
- German: linker
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