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circumflex

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] circumflexus (bent about), which is the past participle of circumflectere and a calque of Ancient Greek περισπώμενος (perispomenos), drawn around).

Noun

Singular
circumflex

Plural
es

circumflex (es)
  1. (orthography) A diacritical mark (ˆ) placed over a vowel in certain languages to change its pronunciation; also used in combination with certain consonants in Esperanto to create additional letters.

Adjective

circumflex

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

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