What is clime?

  • (noun): The weather in some location averaged over some long period of time.
    Example: "Plants from a cold clime travel best in winter"
    Synonyms: climate


Clim(at)e (more correctly klima or clima, plur. klimata and climata, from Greek κλίμα/κλίματα) is a concept of Greek geography referring to the angle between the axis of the celestial sphere and the horizon, and the terrestrial latitude characterized by this angle. In most cases, it can safely be translated as “latitude”. Normally, klimata were defined by the length of the longest daylight and associated with specific geographical locations. Different lists of klimata were in use in Hellenistic and Roman time. Claudius Ptolemy was the first ancient scientist known to have devised the so-called system of seven klimata (Almagest 2.12) which, due to his authority, became one of the canonical elements of late antique, medieval European and Arab geography.

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Clime - Ptolemy
... Ptolemy's system of seven climes was primarily adopted by Arab and Persian authors such as al-Biruni, al-Idrisi and al-Razi, the author of the 16th century haft iqlīm (seven ... To identify the parallels delineating his climes, Ptolemy gives a geographical location through which they pass ... The following is a list of the 33 parallels of the full system of climes, the reduced system of seven climes is indicated by additional numbers in brackets (note that the latitudes are the ones given by ...
Center For Liberty In The Middle East
... The Center for Liberty in the Middle East (CLIME) is a non-profit organization that supports courageous individuals and civic groups spreading democratic values of ... its network of democratic activists throughout the region, CLIME advocates peaceful transitions to political systems that protect individual liberties, enable full political participation, and respect ethnic ... CLIME works with Middle Eastern democrats to deepen their societies’ awareness of the building blocks of liberal democracy while enhancing their capacity to galvanize grassroots ...
... Climeşti may refer to several villages in Romania Climeşti, a village in Bereşti-Bistriţa Commune, Bacău County Climeşti, a village in Făurei Commune, Neam ...
David Tweed - Investment History
... Through his company National Exchange, Tweed attempted to gain control of Clime Asset Management in 2005 through 2006, as well as calling extraordinary general meetings (at Clime's cost ... The board stated that investors bought into Clime due to Roger Montgomery a Clime director ... By 30 June 2009 Montgomery had quit Clime after having sold his 25 year management contract for over $3m ...
Ah! Sunflower - Themes and Interpretations
... The poem has three main elements of (ambiguous) interest the "sweet, golden clime," the Sunflower, and the Youth and Virgin ... stance on the attainability or otherwise, and on the nature, of the "sweet golden clime" (the West, Heaven, Eden?), have led to different, sometimes conflicting, views, discussed below ... The 'sweet, golden clime', then, "can be seen as a symptom of repressed desire rather than an alternative to it." Others also think that maybe the two humans are symbols of misplaced asceticism ...

Famous quotes containing the word clime:

    Father of all! in every age,
    In every clime adored,
    By saint, by savage, and by sage,
    Jehovah, Jove, or Lord!
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    By a route obscure and lonely,
    Haunted by ill angels only,
    Where an eidolon, named Night,
    On a black throne reigns upright,
    I have reached these lands but newly
    From an ultimate dim Thule—
    From a wild weird clime that lieth, sublime,
    Out of space—out of time.
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)