Clepsydra



[klep-si-druh] /ˈklɛp sɪ drə/

noun, plural clepsydras, clepsydrae
[klep-si-dree] /ˈklɛp sɪˌdri/ (Show IPA)
1.
an ancient device for measuring time by the regulated flow of water or mercury through a small aperture.
/ˈklɛpsɪdrə/
noun (pl) -dras, -drae (-ˌdriː)
1.
an ancient device for measuring time by the flow of water or mercury through a small aperture Also called water clock
n.

“ancient Greek water clock,” 1640s, from Latinized form of Greek klepsydra, from stem of kleptein “to steal, to hide” (see kleptomania) + hydor “water” (see water (n.1)).

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