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From circus +‎ -ulus.



circulus m (genitive circulī); second declension

  1. A circle (geometric figure)
  2. An orbit (circular path)
  3. A ring, hoop
  4. A necklace, chain
  5. A company, social gathering, group
  6. (Medieval) A calendrical cycle
    Huius sexto anno primus Dionisi circulus inchoat
    In the sixth year of which [reign], the first cycle of Dionysius begins. — Bede, Chronica Minora


Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative circulus circulī
Genitive circulī circulōrum
Dative circulō circulīs
Accusative circulum circulōs
Ablative circulō circulīs
Vocative circule circulī

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Further reading[edit]

  • circulus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • circulus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • circulus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • circulus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette