Circumflex Cir"cum*flex, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Circumflexed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumflexing}.] To mark or pronounce with a circumflex. --Walker. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Circumflex — ^ Circumflex Diacritics accent acute( …   Wikipedia

  • circumflex — CIRCUMFLÉX, circumflexe, adj. 1. (În sintagma) Accent circumflex = semn ortografic în formă de unghi cu vârful în sus sau de tildă, care se pune deasupra unei vocale spre a arăta că aceasta trebuie rostită lung sau, în ortografia română, spre a… …   Dicționar Român

  • circumflex — [sʉr′kəm fleks΄] n. [L circumflexus, pp. of circumflectere < circum, around + flectere, to bend] a mark (^ or ˜) used over certain vowel letters in the orthography of some languages to indicate a specific sound or quality, or used in certain… …   English World dictionary

  • Circumflex — Cir cum*flex, a. [Cf. L. circumflexus, p. p.] [1913 Webster] 1. Moving or turning round; circuitous. [R.] Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Curved circularly; applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumflex — Cir cum*flex, n. [L. circumflexus a bending round, fr. circumflectere, circumflexum, to bend or turn about; circum + flectere to bend. See {Flexible}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A wave of the voice embracing both a rise and fall or a fall and a rise on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circumflex — (v. lat., herumgebeugt), so Circumflexe Arterien (Circumflexae arteriae), Arterien, die in ihrem Laufe um Theile von einigem bedeutenden Umfange sich herumbiegen, bes. Circumflexe Arterie der Hüfte (Circumflexa arteria ilei), Circumflexe Arterien …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Circumflex — Circumflex, derjenige Accent, der eine gedehnte Silbe bezeichnet …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • circumflex — (n.) 1570s, from L. (accentus) circumflexus, bent round, pp. of circumflectere to bend round (from circum around + flectere to bend ); used as a loan translation of Gk. perispomenos (Dionysius of Halicarnassus), lit. drawn around, with reference… …   Etymology dictionary

  • circumflex — ► NOUN ▪ a mark (^) placed over a vowel in some languages to indicate contraction, length, or another quality. ORIGIN Latin circumflexus, from circum around + flectere to bend …   English terms dictionary

  • circumflex — I. adjective Etymology: Latin circumflexus, past participle of circumflectere to bend around, mark with a circumflex, from circum + flectere to bend Date: circa 1577 1. characterized by the pitch, quantity, or quality indicated by a circumflex 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”