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horologium

[hawr-uh-loh-jee-uh m, hor-] /ˌhɔr əˈloʊ dʒi əm, ˌhɒr-/
noun, plural horologia
[hawr-uh-loh-jee-uh, hor-] /ˌhɔr əˈloʊ dʒi ə, ˌhɒr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a building supporting or containing a timepiece, as a clock tower.
2.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Clock, a small southern constellation between Eridanus and Dorado.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin < Greek hōrológion, equivalent to hōrológ(os) timeteller (hōro-, combining form of hṓra hour + -log-, variant stem of légein to speak, tell + -os adj. suffix) + -ion diminutive suffix
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horologium

/ˌhɒrəˈləʊdʒɪəm/
noun (pl) -gia (-dʒɪə)
1.
a clocktower
2.
Also called horologion. (in the Eastern Church) a liturgical book of the offices for the canonical hours, corresponding to the Western breviary
Word Origin
C17: from Latin; see horologe

Horologium

/ˌhɒrəˈləʊdʒɪəm/
noun (Latin genitive) Horologii (ˌhɒrəˈləʊdʒɪaɪ)
1.
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying near Eridanus and Hydrus
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