An astronomical and navigational instrument for gauging the altitude of the Sun and stars.
Other Word Forms of Astrolabe
Origin of Astrolabe
Middle English astrelabie from Old French astrelabe from Medieval Latin astrolabium from Greek astrolabon planisphere astro- astro- lambanein lab- to take
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle French astrolabe, Old French astrelabe, from Ancient Greek ἀστρολάβος (astrolabos, “star-taking”), from ἄστρον (astron, “star”) + λαμβάνω (lambanō, “I take”).
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