- an eye.
- Architecture. a circular opening, especially one at the apex of a dome.
- Archaeology. a design representing an eye, as on funerary pottery found in megalithic tombs of Europe.
Origin of oculus
Examples from the Web for oculi
Historical Examples of oculi
No wonder that the power of the archdeacons, the oculi episcopi, increased tenfold.Chaucer and His Times
Grace E. Hadow
Oculi tanquam speculatores altissimum locum obtinent—The eyes, like sentinels, occupy the highest place in the body.
Avem Philomelam lingua carere pro certo affirmare possum, nisi me oculi fallunt.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)
There is, however, another muscle—the Retractor oculi—belonging to the same group which is innervated by the VIth nerve.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
"an eye," plural oculi, 1857, from Latin oculus "an eye" (see eye (n.)).