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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
the twenty-fourth part of a civil day, the twelfth part of a natural day or night, a space of time of sixty minutes' duration. The word is derived through the O. Fr. ure, ore, house, mod. heure, from Lat. hora, Gr. %spa, season, time of day, hour (see Calendar).
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Hour'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/h/hour.html. 1910.