circular etymology

English word circular comes from Proto-Indo-European *sker-, Ancient Greek κίρκος, Proto-Indo-European *kor

Detailed word origin of circular

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sker- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) cut, to turn, bend, to bend, turn, shear, to twist, bend, dung, manure
κίρκος Ancient Greek (grc)
*kor Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
circus Latin (lat) A circular line or orbit; circle, ring. A racecourse or space where games are held, especially one that is round. The spectators in a circus; a circus.
circulus Latin (lat) (Medieval) A calendrical cycle. A company, social gathering, group. A necklace, chain. A ring, hoop. An orbit (circular path). Circle (geometric figure).
circularis Late Latin (LL)
circulier Old French (fro)
circular English (eng) (dated) A sleeveless cloak, cut in circular form.. A printed advertisement, directive, or notice intended for mass distribution; a flyer. A shuttle bus that runs in a loop.. In administration, a circular letter (archaic) Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence, mean; inferior.. (obsolete) Perfect; complete.. Circuitous or roundabout.. Distributed to a large number of persons.. [...]

Words with the same origin as circular

Descendants of *sker-
course current debt delivery despite die due effect effort evidence exact example exchange exist expect expected expecting experience harry her here rape rock row say
Descendants of κίρκος
circle circuit circus research search
Descendants of *kor
coronary coronation crown crowned