horae pars sexagesima

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hōrae (genitive of hōra) + pars + sexāgēsima; literally "sixtieth of an hour"

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhoː.raɪ paːrs sɛk.sɑːˈɡeː.sɪ.ma/

Noun[edit]

hōrae pars sexāgēsima f (genitive hōrae pars sexāgēsimae), first declension

  1. minute (unit of time)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term appears in later Latin, after the establishment of measured time.