circumnavigator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

circumnavigate +‎ -or

Noun[edit]

circumnavigator (plural circumnavigators)

  1. A person who circumnavigates, that is, sails around the world.
    • 1881, Symon's monthly meteorological magazine (page 59)
      If you question a seaman on the subject, whether mere coaster or circumnavigator, he will tell you that in a snow-storm, because of its constant eddyings and gyrations, frequent trimming of sails is more necessary than in any other gale []

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Quotations[edit]

  • W. Guthrie (1770). "Magellan's honour of being the first circumnavigator has been disputed in favor of the brave Sir Francis Drake."

References[edit]

  • Charles Augustus Maude Fennell; John Frederick Stanford (1892) The Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases[1], University Press, page 248

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Verb[edit]

circumnāvigātor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of circumnāvigō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of circumnāvigō