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circĭus (cercĭus , Cato ap. Gell. 2, 22, 28 sq.), ii, m. perh. from circus, on account of its circular motion, but said to be a Gallic word,
I.a violent wind blowing in Gallia Narbonensis; “to the Romans,a west-northwest wind, Plin. 2, 47, 46, § 121; Sen. Q. N. 5, 17, 5, Vitr. 1, 6, 10; Suet. Claud. 17; Favorin. ap. Gell. 2, 22, 20 sq.
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