horizon

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /həˈɹaɪzən/
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Noun[edit]

horizon (plural horizons)

  1. The visible horizontal line or point (in all directions) that appears to connect the Earth to 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. The range or limit of any dimension in which one exists.
    • 2003, Miguel de Beistegui, Thinking with Heidegger: Displacements, →ISBN, page 157:
      Only mortality, this irreducible and primordial horizon, that very horizon which, in Being and Time, Heidegger so compellingly revealed as the unsurpassable and defining possibility, remains.
  4. (geology) A specific layer of soil or strata
  5. (archaeology, chiefly US) A cultural sub-period or level within a more encompassing time period.
  6. Any level line or surface.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin horizōn, from Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn), from ὅρος (hóros, boundary).

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horizon m (plural horizonten or horizonnen)

  1. horizon
    Synonyms: kim, einder

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin horizōn, from Ancient Greek ὁρίζων (horízōn), from ὅρος (hóros, boundary).

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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.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative horizōn horizontēs
Genitive horizontis
horizontos
horizontum
horizontium
Dative horizontī horizontibus
Accusative horizonta horizontēs
horizontās
Ablative horizonte horizontibus
Vocative horizōn horizontēs

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