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.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • circinus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • circinus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • circinus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • circinus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • circinus in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin