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Horae

Horae

See also: horae and Horæ

English

Proper noun

Horae (plural; singular Hora)

  1. (Greek mythology) The goddesses of the seasons and the natural portions of the times of the year, and the laws and orders of time; originally the personifications of nature in its different seasonal aspects, but in later times regarded as goddesses of order in general and of natural justice.

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horae

horae

See also: Horae and Horæ

Latin

Noun

hōrae f

  1. genitive singular of hōra
  2. dative singular of hōra
  3. nominative plural of hōra
  4. vocative plural of hōra

References

  • HORAE in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • horae in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • horae in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray