a timepiece; clock, hourglass, sundial, etc.
Origin of horologeMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin horologium ; from Classical Greek hōrologion ; from hōra, 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 […]