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[hawr-ee, hohr-ee] /ˈhɔr i, ˈhoʊr i/
plural noun, Classical Mythology.
goddesses of the seasons, of cyclical death and rebirth, and sometimes of social order, usually given as three in number, with the names Dike (Justice), Eunomia (Order), and Irene (Peace).
Origin of Horae
From the Latin word Hōrae literally, hours Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These, with the exception of the last, which is not quite so common, occur in most Horae.

    Old Picture Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • They were used again, with some additions, in a Horae completed 20 October, 1531.

    Fine Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • This form appears peculiar to the neighbourhood of the Rhone, Horae Ferales.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • A Horae of May 8, 1492, substitutes floral borders for these little pictures.

    Early Illustrated Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • The Horae, or Books of Hours, were the latest development of the service-books used at an earlier period.

    The Library Andrew Lang
  • Horae (Ho′rae) were the daughters of Sol and Chronis, the goddesses of the seasons.

  • There are more than two species of this curious genus, first published in the Horae Entomologicae.

  • There is thus, as in all editions, a great deal in the volume besides the Horae, from which the book takes its name.

    Old Picture Books Alfred W. Pollard
  • Hearne's text is taken from Horae printed by Wynkyn de Worde 1510, f. cli a, and is as follows.

    Henry the Sixth John Blacman
  • Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest.

    Cato Maior de Senectute Marcus Tullius Cicero
British Dictionary definitions for Horae


plural noun
(classical myth) the goddesses of the seasons Also called the Hours
Word Origin
Latin: hours
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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