A unit of time used in the Roman and Ottoman empires that divided the day
from sunrise to sunset into 12 equal numbers of hours, resulting in long summer hours
and short winter hours.
M.E., from O.Fr. temporal, from L. temporalis "of time, temporary,"
from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season, proper time or season,"
→ time; → hour.
Sâ'at→ hour; fasli, of or pertaining to
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