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  • Both of these words derive from Latin horologium (cf French horloge) with German taking the first part only and Spanish taking the second, leaving the letter as the only common point between the two.

    Surprising etymology

  • Both of these words derive from Latin horologium (cf French horloge) with German taking the first part only and Spanish taking the second, leaving the letter as the only common point between the two.

    Surprising etymology

  • _Post commutatorem sedet horologium terrificum_, behind the commuter rideth the alarm clock, no sooner hath he attained to the office than it is time for lunch, no sooner hath lunch been dispatched than it is time to sign those dictated letters, no sooner this accomplished, 'tis time to hasten trainward.

    Pipefuls

  • Hirschau, who died toward the end of the eleventh century, invented a horologium modeled after the celestial hemisphere; therefore he may have been the inventor of the clock, for soon after his death these striking bells begin to make their appearance on church towers and in other religious buildings.

    Christopher and the Clockmakers

  • And that's where that horologium you were talking about came from, too.

    Christopher and the Clockmakers

  • 'Burgundionum dominus a nobis magnopere postulavit ut horologium quod aquis sub modulo fluentibus temperatur et quod solis immensi comprehensa illuminatione distinguitur ... ei transmittere deberemus.'

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Being A Condensed Translation Of The Variae Epistolae Of Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

  • Trithonius mentions an horologium presented in A.D. 1232 by Al-Malik al-Kámil the Ayyubite Soldan to the Emperor Frederick II: like the Strasbourg and Padua clocks it struck the hours, told the day, month and year, showed the phases of the moon, and registered the position of the sun and the planets.

    Arabian nights. English

  • [FN#261] The present of the famous horologium-clepsydra-cuckoo clock, the dog Becerillo and the elephant Abu Lubabah sent by

    Arabian nights. English

  • 'Novi ego aliquem qui dormitabundus aliquando pulsari horam quartam audiverit, et sic numeravit, una, una, una, una; ac tum præ rei absurditate, quam anima concipiebat, exclamavit, Næ! delirat horologium!

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

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