[ hawr-ee, hohr-ee ]

plural nounClassical Mythology.
  1. 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

Words Nearby Horae

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How to use Horae in a sentence

  • This form appears peculiar to the neighbourhood of the Rhone, Horae Ferales.

    The Evolution of Culture | Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • 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
  • Horae Paulinae—mutual confirmations of Acts and Epistles; better, though one-sided.

British Dictionary definitions for Horae


/ (ˈhɔːriː) /

pl n
  1. classical myth the goddesses of the seasons: Also called: the Hours

Origin of Horae

Latin: hours

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