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noun 
  1. A water clock, especially as used in the ancient world.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 856:
    • :They sat among the choiring clepsydras of the evening garden, time elapsing in a dozen ways, allowing their cigars to go out, keeping a companionable silence.
Translations: 
  • French: clepsydre
Etymology: From Latin, clepsydra, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ), from combining form of (polytonic, ) "to steal" + (polytonic, á) "water".


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