circumforanean

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin circumforaneus +‎ -an.

Adjective[edit]

circumforanean (comparative more circumforanean, superlative most circumforanean)

  1. (obsolete) Wandering from market to market; vagabond, itinerant.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, New York, 2001, p.209:
      [] I am the bolder to insert, as not borrowed from circumforanean rogues and gypsies, but out of the writings of worthy philosophers and physicians […].