sundial etymology

English word sundial comes from English sun, English dial

Detailed word origin of sundial

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sun English (eng) (astronomy) A star, especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system.. (cartomancy) The thirty-first Lenormand card.. (chiefly, literary) Sunrise or sunset.. (figurative) Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.. The light and warmth which is received from the sun.. The nineteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot. The star that the Earth revolves around and from [...]
dial English (eng) (British, dated) A person's face.. A clock face.. A disk with finger holes on a telephone; used to select the number to be called.. A graduated, circular scale over which a needle moves to show a measurement (such as speed).. A miner's compass.. A panel on a radio etc showing wavelengths or channels; a knob that is turned to change the wavelength etc.. A sundial. (intransitive) To use a dial [...]
sundial English (eng) A device measuring the time of day by the position of a shadow cast by a pole or plate (gnomon) upon an engraved series of marks.