circinus

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See also: Circinus

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κίρκινος (kírkinos)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

circinus m (genitive circinī); second declension

  1. A pair of compasses; a tool for measuring distances or constructing a circle.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative circinus circinī
Genitive circinī circinōrum
Dative circinō circinīs
Accusative circinum circinōs
Ablative circinō circinīs
Vocative circine circinī

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: Circinus
  • French: cerne
  • Italian: cercine

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