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Etymology 1[edit]

From circinus (pair of compasses) +‎ .


circinō (present infinitive circināre, perfect active circināvī, supine circinātum); first conjugation

  1. I round, make round.
  2. (poetic) I fly through in a circular path.
   Conjugation of circino (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circinō circinās circinat circināmus circinātis circinant
imperfect circinābam circinābās circinābat circinābāmus circinābātis circinābant
future circinābō circinābis circinābit circinābimus circinābitis circinābunt
perfect circināvī circināvistī circināvit circināvimus circināvistis circināvērunt, circināvēre
pluperfect circināveram circināverās circināverat circināverāmus circināverātis circināverant
future perfect circināverō circināveris circināverit circināverimus circināveritis circināverint
passive present circinor circināris, circināre circinātur circināmur circināminī circinantur
imperfect circinābar circinābāris, circinābāre circinābātur circinābāmur circinābāminī circinābantur
future circinābor circināberis, circinābere circinābitur circinābimur circinābiminī circinābuntur
perfect circinātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect circinātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect circinātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circinem circinēs circinet circinēmus circinētis circinent
imperfect circinārem circinārēs circināret circinārēmus circinārētis circinārent
perfect circināverim circināverīs circināverit circināverīmus circināverītis circināverint
pluperfect circināvissem circināvissēs circināvisset circināvissēmus circināvissētis circināvissent
passive present circiner circinēris, circinēre circinētur circinēmur circinēminī circinentur
imperfect circinārer circinārēris, circinārēre circinārētur circinārēmur circinārēminī circinārentur
perfect circinātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect circinātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present circinā circināte
future circinātō circinātō circinātōte circinantō
passive present circināre circināminī
future circinātor circinātor circinantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives circināre circināvisse circinātūrus esse circinārī circinātus esse circinātum īrī
participles circināns circinātūrus circinātus circinandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
circināre circinandī circinandō circinandum circinātum circinātū

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. dative singular of circinus
  2. ablative singular of circinus