horizon

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From Old French orizon, via Latin, from Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn), from ὅρος (hóros, boundary)

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horizon (plural horizons)

  1. The horizontal line that appears to separate the Earth from the sky.
    A tall building was visible on the horizon.
  2. The range or limit of one's knowledge, experience or interest.
    Some students take a gap year after finishing high school to broaden their horizons.
  3. (geology) A specific layer of soil or strata
  4. (archaeology, US) A cultural sub-period or level within a more encompassing time period.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin horizon, from Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn), from ὅρος (hóros, boundary).

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  • IPA(key): /ɔ.ʁi.zɔ̃/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: horizons
  • Hyphenation: ho‧ri‧zon

Noun[edit]

horizon m (plural horizons)

  1. horizon

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn).

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horizōn m (genitive horizontos or horizontis); third

  1. horizon

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Third declension, Greek type, nominative singular in -ōn. Alternative genitive singular and plural and accusative plural may be attested or may be reconstructed by lexicographers due to horizōn having been imported from the Ancient Greek masculine present active participle.

Number Singular Plural
nominative horizōn horizontēs
genitive horizontis
horizontos
horizontum
horizontium
dative horizontī horizontibus
accusative horizonta horizontēs
horizontās
ablative horizonte horizontibus
vocative horizōn horizontēs