Before The Invention Of Clocks, “clockwise” Was Called “sunwise”

Before clocks were commonplace, the terms "sunwise" and "deasil", "deiseil" and even "deocil" from the Scottish Gaelic language and from the same root as the Latin "dexter" ("right") were used for clockwise. Clocks traditionally follow this sense of rotation because of the clock's predecessor: the sundial. Clocks with hands were first built in the Northern Hemisphere, and they were made to work like sundials.  View More
October 19, 2016 Jason