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EtymologyEdit

From Latin clepsydra, from Ancient Greek κλεψύδρα (klepsúdra).

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clepsydra (plural clepsydras or clepsydrae)

  1. A water clock, especially as used in the ancient world.
    • 1953, John Wyndham, The Kraken Wakes, page 124
      "The dull, unflavoured drops from life's clepsydra".
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 856:
      They sat among the choiring clepsydras of the evening garden, time elapsing in a dozen ways, allowing their cigars to go out, keeping a companionable silence.

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LatinEdit

 clepsydra on Latin Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek κλεψύδρα (klepsúdra, pipette, water clock).

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NounEdit

clepsydra f (genitive clepsydrae); first declension

  1. water clock, clepsydra

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative clepsydra clepsydrae
genitive clepsydrae clepsydrārum
dative clepsydrae clepsydrīs
accusative clepsydram clepsydrās
ablative clepsydrā clepsydrīs
vocative clepsydra clepsydrae

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ReferencesEdit

  • clepsydra in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • clepsydra in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “clepsydra”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • clepsydra” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • clepsydra in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • clepsydra in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • clepsydra in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin