See also: Horologium

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Etymology edit

From Latin horologium, from Ancient Greek ὡρολόγιον (hōrológion). In reference to Eastern Orthodoxy, via its Byzantine Greek development. See menologium. Doublet of horologe.

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horologium (plural horologiums or horologia)

  1. (archaic or historical) Synonym of chronometer or clock, a timekeeping device.
  2. (uncommon) Synonym of astronomical clock.
  3. (Christianity) Synonym of horologion, the book of hours in Eastern Orthodoxy and Catholicism.

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Hōrologium tempus ostendit.

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ὡρολόγιον (hōrológion). See mēnologium.

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Noun edit

hōrologium n (genitive hōrologiī or hōrologī); second declension

  1. device used to measure the time of day, particularly
    1. sundial
    2. water clock
    3. (New Latin) clock, watch

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative hōrologium hōrologia
Genitive hōrologiī
Dative hōrologiō hōrologiīs
Accusative hōrologium hōrologia
Ablative hōrologiō hōrologiīs
Vocative hōrologium hōrologia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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  • horologium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • horologium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • horologium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • horologium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • horologium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • horologium in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • horologium”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin