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circum-flecto , xi, xum, 3, v. a., bend or turn about (Verg. and post-class. writers); prop. of the charioteer in the circus; “hence, transf.' longos cursus,Verg. A. 5, 131; 3, 430.—
II. Trop.: “circumflexa saecula,returning upon themselves, Claud. VI. Cons. Hon. 391: “anceps labyrinthus et error circumflexus,full of windings and turnings, Prud. Apoth. 71.—
B. In later gram. t. t., to mark with a circumflex, to pronounce as long (in Quint., instead of it, circumducere, q. v.): “penultimam,Gell. 4, 7, 2: “syllaba circumflexa,id. 4, 7, 2, § 4; Diom. p. 425 P.; Prisc. p. 1287 ib. et saep.—Adv.: circum-flexē , with a circumflex: “promere ( = pronuntiare) syllabam,Gell. 4, 7, 4: enuntiare syllabam, Porphyr. ad Hor. C. 4, 9, 1; id. ad Hor. S. 1, 1, 1.
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