horologium

horologium

[hawr-uh-loh-jee-uhm, hor-]
noun, plural horologia [hawr-uh-loh-jee-uh, hor-] .
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:
1655–65; < 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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To horologium
Collins
World English Dictionary
horologium (ˌhɒrəˈləʊdʒɪəm)
 
n , pl -gia
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
 
[C17: from Latin; see horologe]

Horologium (ˌhɒrəˈləʊdʒɪəm)
 
n , Latin genitive Horologii
a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying near Eridanus and Hydrus

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature