astrolabe

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English[edit]

An 18th century Persian astrolabe.
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Etymology[edit]

Middle French astrolabe, Old French astrelabe, from Ancient Greek ἀστρολάβος (astrolabos, star-taking), from ἄστρον (astron, star) + λαμβάνω (lambanō, I take).

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astrolabe (plural astrolabes)

  1. An astronomical and navigational instrument for gauging the altitude of the Sun and stars.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀστρολάβος (astrolabos, star-taking), from ἄστρον (astron, star) + λαμβάνω (lambanō, I take).

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astrolabe m (plural astrolabes)

  1. astrolabe