Definition of circum
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1.
LEM
circum
of circus
preposition (accusative)
  1. around, about, all around
  2. about, upon, around, near
  3. among, around, through, to
  4. in the neighborhood of, around, about, at, near by
  5. [of attendants] with, attending, accompanying
Abbreviations
circum acc. of circus, adv. and praep. I. Adv, around, round about, all around: Arboribus clausi circum, V.: quae circum essent opera, Cs.: portis circum omnibus instant, V.: circum tutae sub moenibus urbis, round about under the walls, V.: Gentibus circumque infraque relictis, O.: circum Undique convenere, on all sides, V.

—II. Praep. with acc. (sometimes following its case), around, about, all around: terra circum axem se convertit: novas circum felix eat hostia fruges, V.: circum caput Deposuit radios, O.

— About, upon, around, near: capillus circum caput Reiectus, T.: flexo circum tempora cornu, O.: flumina circum, on the borders of the rivulets, V.: turbā circum te stante, H.: Circum claustra fremunt, V.

— Among, around, through, to: circum villulas nostras errare, in our villas around: circum Me vectari rura caballo, H.: pueros circum amicos dimittit, to friends around: ducebat eos circum civitates: dimissis circum municipia litteris, Cs.: circum oram maritimam misit, ut, etc., L.: oras et litora circum Errans, V.

—In the neighborhood of, around, about, at, near by: templa circum forum: urbes, quae circum Capuam sunt.

—Of attendants, with, attending, accompanying: paucae, quae circum illam essent, T.: Hectora circum, V.: Circum pedes homines habere, i. e. slaves.

—III. In composition, the m before vowels was not pronounced, and is often omitted

— circum with many verbs forms a loose compound, and tmesis is frequent in poetry (see circumago, circumdo, etc.). Some edd. have circum verto, circum volito, etc.
 
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