circumambulation

circumambulate

[sur-kuhm-am-byuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), circumambulated, circumambulating.
to walk or go about or around, especially ceremoniously.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin circumambulātus (past participle of circumambulāre). See circum-, ambulate

circumambulation, noun
circumambulator, noun
circumambulatory, adjective
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circumambulate (ˌsɜːkəmˈæmbjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to walk around (something)
2.  (intr) to avoid the point
 
[C17: from Late Latin circum- + ambulāre to walk]
 
circumambu'lation
 
n
 
circum'ambulator
 
n
 
circum'ambulatory
 
adj

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circumambulate
1656, from L. circumambulare, from circum "around" + ambulare "to walk.
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