circumcise

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French circoncisier, from Latin circumcīdō (cut around), from circum (about, around; through) + caedō (cut, hew).

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circumcise (third-person singular simple present circumcises, present participle circumcising, simple past and past participle circumcised)

  1. To amputate the prepuce from a penis.
  2. To amputate the clitoris, prepuce, or labia.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From circumcīsus.

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Participle[edit]

circumcīse

  1. vocative masculine singular of circumcīsus

Etymology 2[edit]

From circumcīsus (cut, reduced) +‎ (-ly).

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Adverb[edit]

circumcīsē (comparative circumcīsius, superlative circumcīsissimē)

  1. concisely, briefly

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ʃirkumˈt͡ʃise]

Adjective[edit]

circumcise f pl, n pl

  1. feminine plural form of circumcis
    puli circumcisecircumcised cocks
  2. neuter plural form of circumcis
    penisuri circumcisecircumcised penises

Verb[edit]

circumcise

  1. third-person singular simple perfect form of circumcide.