verb (used with object)
Origin of circumflex
Examples from the Web for circumflex
Historical Examples of circumflex
Exclamations often have a circumflex inflection, as "Really!"The Principles of English Versification
Paull Franklin Baum
Though I did not understand him, yet I answered, That by circumflex.Pablo de Segovia, the Spanish Sharper
Francisco de Quevedo
But he wants to circumflex the word when it means the tree, thus, like .
This usage has been retained; the circumflex accent in its own right does not occur.Torrent of Portyngale
I can't tell how it is, sir, but that always seems to me to want a circumflex, being an adverb of sorts.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Word Origin for circumflex
1570s, from Latin (accentus) circumflexus, "bent around," past participle of circumflectere "to bend around," of a charioteer, "turn around" (from circum "around;" see circum-, + flectere "to bend;" see flexible); used as a loan-translation of Greek (prosodia) perispomenos (Dionysius of Halicarnassus), literally "drawn-around," with reference to shape.