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Learned borrowing from Latin circumflexus (bent about), calqued from Ancient Greek περισπώμενος (perispṓmenos, drawn around).

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circumflex (plural circumflexes)

  1. A diacritical mark (ˆ) placed over a vowel in the orthography or transliteration of many languages to change its pronunciation; while in some other languages over a consonant.
    Synonym: circumflex accent

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circumflex

  1. Having a circumflex mark.
    ê is e circumflex.
  2. Curving around.
    The circumflex coronary artery

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circumflex (third-person singular simple present circumflexes, present participle circumflexing, simple past and past participle circumflexed)

  1. To mark or pronounce with a circumflex.
    to circumflex a syllable
    • 1791, John Walker, Critical Pronouncing Dictionary:
      those words [] circumflexed on the last syllabe
  2. (obsolete) To arch.
    • 1687, John Aubrey, Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme, page 105:
      A venerable old man sitting in a chaire, with a severe aspect, wrinkled forehead, circumflex't eie-browes, great white curled beard.

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Learned borrowing from Latin circumflexus.

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circumflex m (plural circumflexos)

  1. circumflex

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circumflex m or n (plural circumflexen)

  1. circumflex

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  • circumflex” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin circumflexus or French circonflexe.

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  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃir.kumˈfleks/

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circumflex m or n (feminine singular circumflexă, masculine plural circumflecși, feminine and neuter plural circumflexe)

  1. circumflex

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