Clepsydra meaning

klĕpsĭ-drə
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An ancient device that measured time by marking the regulated flow of water through a small opening.
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A water clock, especially as used in the ancient world.
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Origin of clepsydra

  • Latin from Greek klepsudrā kleptein kleps- to steal hudōr water wed-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin clepsydra.

    From Wiktionary