hor·​o·​loge ˈhȯr-ə-ˌlōj How to pronounce horologe (audio)
: a timekeeping device

Word History


Middle English orloge, from Anglo-French oriloge, from Latin horologium, from Greek hōrologion, from hōra hour + legein to gather — more at year, legend

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horologe was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Horologe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horologe. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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