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circumflex

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Circumflex \Cir"cum*flex\, noun [L. circumflexus a bending round, fr. circumflectere, circumflexum, to bend or turn about; circum + flectere to bend. See {Flexible}.]

1. A wave of the voice embracing both a rise and fall or a fall and a rise on the same a syllable. --Walker.

2. A character, or accent, denoting in Greek a rise and of the voice on the same long syllable, marked thus [~ or ?]; and in Latin and some other languages, denoting a long and contracted syllable, marked [? or ^]. See {Accent}, noun, 2.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Circumflex \Cir"cum*flex\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Circumflexed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Circumflexing}.] To mark or pronounce with a circumflex. --Walker.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Circumflex \Cir"cum*flex\, adjective [Cf. L. circumflexus, p. p.]

1. Moving or turning round; circuitous. [R.] --Swift.

2. (Anat.) Curved circularly; -- applied to several arteries of the hip and thigh, to arteries, veins, and a nerve of the shoulder, and to other parts.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

circumflex

noun

1: a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality


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