[hawr-ee, hohr-ee]

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
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Examples from the Web for horae

Historical Examples of horae

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for horae


pl n

classical myth the goddesses of the seasonsAlso called: the Hours

Word Origin for Horae

Latin: hours
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