clepsydra

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin clepsydra.

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clepsydra (plural clepsydras)

  1. A water clock, especially as used in the ancient world.
    • 1953, John Wyndham, The Kraken Wakes, page 124
      "The dull, unflavoured drops from life's clepsydra".
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 856:
      They sat among the choiring clepsydras of the evening garden, time elapsing in a dozen ways, allowing their cigars to go out, keeping a companionable silence.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κλεψύδρα (klepsúdra, pipette, water clock).

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Noun[edit]

clepsydra f (genitive clepsydrae); first declension

  1. water clock, clepsydra

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative clepsydra clepsydrae
genitive clepsydrae clepsydrārum
dative clepsydrae clepsydrīs
accusative clepsydram clepsydrās
ablative clepsydrā clepsydrīs
vocative clepsydra clepsydrae

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