circiter

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From circus (circle, ring) +‎ -iter.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

circiter (+ accusative)

  1. (of place) near, close, round about
    hunc locum circiter
    close to this place
  2. (of time) near, close, about

Adverb[edit]

circiter (not comparable)

  1. (of place) on every side; near, round about
  2. (of time) near, close, about
    mediā circiter nocte
    about midnight
  3. (of number) near, close, about, approximately
    circiter pars quarta
    about four parts

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • circiter in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • circiter in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • circiter in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • about a hundred of our men fell: nostri circiter centum ceciderunt