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horologium

[ hawr-uh-loh-jee-uhm, hor- ]
/ ˌhɔr əˈloʊ dʒi əm, ˌhɒr- /
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noun, plural hor·o·lo·gi·a [hawr-uh-loh-jee-uh, hor-]. /ˌhɔr əˈloʊ dʒi ə, ˌhɒr-/.

a timepiece, as a clock or sundial, or a building supporting or containing a timepiece.
(initial capital letter)Astronomy. the Clock, a small southern constellation between Eridanus and Dorado.

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Origin of horologium

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Latin hōrologium, from Greek hōrológion, equivalent to hōrológ(os) “timeteller” (from hōro-, combining form of hṓra + -log-, variant stem of légein “to count, recount, say, speak, tell” + -os adjective suffix) + -ion diminutive suffix; cf. hour, logos
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British Dictionary definitions for horologium (1 of 2)

horologium
/ (ˌhɒrəˈləʊdʒɪəm) /

noun plural -gia (-dʒɪə)

a clocktower
Also called: horologion (in the Eastern Church) a liturgical book of the offices for the canonical hours, corresponding to the Western breviary

Word Origin for horologium

C17: from Latin; see horologe

British Dictionary definitions for horologium (2 of 2)

Horologium
/ (ˌhɒrəˈləʊdʒɪəm) /

noun Latin genitive Horologii (ˌhɒrəˈləʊdʒɪaɪ)

a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying near Eridanus and Hydrus
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