Origin of circum-from Classical Latin circum, around, about, adv. accusative of circus: see circus
The definition of circum means around or about.
An example of circum is circumnavigate, which means to go completely around something.
Around; about: circumlunar.
Origin of circum-Latin from circum around accusative of circus circle ; see circle .
A prefix meaning “around”, as in circumscribe, to draw a figure around another figure.
- Taylor contends that the alphabet is Iranian in origin, but the circum.
- Force was met with force; the Circumcelliones, bands of fugitive slaves and vagrant (circum cellas) peasants, attached themselves to the Donatists, and their violence reached such a height as to threaten civil war.