circum

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the accusative singular of circus (circle, ring).

Adverb[edit]

circum (not comparable)

  1. about, around
  2. in a circle, all around, on both sides

Derived terms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

circum (+ accusative)

  1. about, around, near
  2. through, among, to
  3. nearby, at, in the neighborhood of

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • circum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers