Definition of colure
: a great circle on the celestial sphere passing through the poles and the equinoxes or the solstices
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Origin and Etymology of colure
Late Latin coluri, plural, from Greek kolouroi colures, plural of kolouros stump-tailed, from kol- (from kolos docked) + -ouros -urous; from the fact that in temperate latitudes a part is always below the horizon — more at halt
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