[hawr-uh-loh-jee-uh m, hor-]
- a building supporting or containing a timepiece, as a clock tower.
- (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the Clock, a small southern constellation between Eridanus and Dorado.
Origin of horologium
1655–65; < Latin < Greek hōrológion, equivalent to hōrológ(os) timeteller (hōro-, combining form of hṓra hour + -log-, variant stem of légein to speak, tell + -os adj. suffix) + -ion diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for horologium
And that's where that horologium you were talking about came from, too.Christopher and the Clockmakers
Sara Ware Bassett
In 1669 he published his important work, "Horologium Oscillatorium."
Reticulum, the Net, is a small constellation to the east of Hydrus and Horologium.Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
Of course it will be necessary to adjust the Horologium Florae (or Flower clock) to the nature of the climate.Flowers and Flower-Gardens
David Lester Richardson
Horologe, (Orologe), (Horologium)A general term applied indiscriminately in old writings to any mechanism for measuring time.
- a clocktower
- Also called: horologion (in the Eastern Church) a liturgical book of the offices for the canonical hours, corresponding to the Western breviary
C17: from Latin; see horologe
- a faint constellation in the S hemisphere lying near Eridanus and Hydrus