circulus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

circus +‎ -lus

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

circulus m (genitive circulī); second declension

  1. 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

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

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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References[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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “circulus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • circulus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette