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 […]
- Of his manner and personal appearance we have the following account from one who was his pupil: - " Daily as the clock struck eight on the horologe of the Luxembourg, while the ringing hammer on the bell was yet audible, the door of my room opened, and there entered a man, short, rather stout, almost what one might call sleek, freshly shaven, without vestige of whisker or moustache.