Meaning of almury in English:


Pronunciation /ˈalmjʊri/


rare, historical
  • A pointer on the rete of an astrolabe or on a similar instrument.

    In later use chiefly with reference to Chaucer's use of the term.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From post-classical Latin almuri from Arabic al-murī from al the + murī, colloquial variant of literary Arabic mur'ī indicator, use as noun of active participle of arā to show, to demonstrate from the same base as ra'ā to see.