circus etymology

Latin word circus comes from Ancient Greek κίρκος

Detailed word origin of circus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κίρκος Ancient Greek (grc)
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.

Words with the same origin as circus

Descendants of κίρκος
circa circum idcirco