circumcise

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French circoncisier, from Latin circumcīdō ‎(cut around), from circum ‎(about, around; through) + caedō ‎(cut, hew).

VerbEdit

circumcise ‎(third-person singular simple present circumcises, present participle circumcising, simple past and past participle circumcised)

  1. To surgically remove the foreskin (prepuce) from a penis (male).
  2. To surgically remove the clitoris (clitoridectomy), clitoral hood, or labia (female).

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Form of circumcīsus.

PronunciationEdit

ParticipleEdit

circumcīse

  1. vocative masculine singular of circumcīsus

Etymology 2Edit

From circumcīsus ‎(cut, reduced) +‎ ‎(-ly).

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AdverbEdit

circumcīsē (comparative circumcīsius, superlative circumcīsissimē)

  1. concisely, briefly

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [t͡ʃirkumˈt͡ʃise]

AdjectiveEdit

circumcise f pl, n pl

  1. feminine plural form of circumcis
    puli circumcise‎ ― circumcised cocks
  2. neuter plural form of circumcis
    penisuri circumcise‎ ― circumcised penises

VerbEdit

circumcise

  1. third-person singular simple perfect form of circumcide.
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