a timepiece; clock, hourglass, sundial, etc.
Origin of horologeMiddle English from Old French from Classical Latin horologium from Classical Greek h?rologion from h?ra, hour + legein, to say: see logic
A device, such as a clock or sundial, used in telling time.
Origin of horologeMiddle English orloge from Old French from Latin hōrologium from Greek hōrologion hōrā hour, season ; see yēr- in Indo-European roots. legein to speak ; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
- 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, ch. II, Gospel of Mammonism
- A SOUL is not like wind (spiritus, or breath) contained within a capsule; the ALMIGHTY MAKER is not like a Clockmaker that once, in old immemorial ages, having made his Horologe of a Universe, sits ever since and sees it go! Not at all. Hence comes Atheism; come, as we say, many other isms […]