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horologe

[ hawr-uh-lohj, -loj, hor- ]
/ ˈhɔr əˌloʊdʒ, -ˌlɒdʒ, ˈhɒr- /
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noun

any instrument for indicating the time, especially a sundial or an early form of clock.

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Origin of horologe

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin hōrologiumhorologium; replacing Middle English orloge<Middle French <Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for horologe

horologe
/ (ˈhɒrəˌlɒdʒ) /

noun

a rare word for timepiece

Word Origin for horologe

C14: from Latin hōrologium, from Greek hōrologion, from hōra hour + -logos from legein to tell
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