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Friday, March 06, 2015

Definitions for circumvolve

  1. to revolve or wind about.

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Citations for circumvolve
Upon my soul, I believe there is not a Letter in those words, round which a world of imagery does not circumvolve Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Sir Humphrey Davy, October 9, 1800, in Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Volume 1, 1895
Hope not in mortal things!—so years do say, / So warn the hours, which circumvolve the day. Sir Thomas Hawkins, edited by Rowland Freeman, "Book 4. Ode 7. To Lucius Manlius Torquatus," Kentish Poets, 1821
Origin of circumvolve
Circumvolve came to English in the late 1500s from the Latin circumvolvere meaning "to roll round."