dægmæl

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dæġ (day) +‎ mǣl (marker).

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Noun[edit]

dæġmǣl n

  1. mechanism for telling time, clock
    Þæt dæġmǣl ticcode ġehīerendlīċe.
    The clock ticked audibly.
    Iċ forġiete simle þæt dæġmǣl on sumertīd tō āwendenne.
    I always forget to change the clock to daylight savings time.
    Hit wæs beorht dæġ ċeald on Ēastermōnaþ, and þā dæġmǣl wǣron sleġende þrītīene.
    It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
  2. specifically, a sundial or waterclock

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