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circulus

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of circus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative circulus circulī
genitive circulī circulōrum
dative circulō circulīs
accusative circulum circulōs
ablative circulō circulīs
vocative circule circulī

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