horologium

noun hor·o·lo·gium \ˌhȯrəˈlōj(ē)əm\

Definition of horologium

plural

horologia

\-)ə\
  1. 1 :  timepiece

  2. 2 [Medieval Latin, from Middle Greek hōrologion] :  horologion

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Origin and Etymology of horologium

Latin


Horologium

noun hor·o·lo·gium

Definition of Horologium

astronomy

  1. :  a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Eridanus and Dorado and that is represented by the figure of a pendulum clock Last October, over two remarkable days, scientists saw four gamma ray bursts coming from the same place, a spot beyond the Southern Hemisphere constellation Horologium—The Clock. — Peter Kendall, Chicago Tribune, 18 Dec. 1996

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First Known Use of horologium

1813


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