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circumambulate

[sur-kuh m-am-byuh-leyt] /ˌsɜr kəmˈæm byəˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), circumambulated, circumambulating.
1.
to walk or go about or around, especially ceremoniously.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin circumambulātus (past participle of circumambulāre). See circum-, ambulate
Related forms
circumambulation, noun
circumambulator, noun
circumambulatory, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for circumambulator

circumambulate

/ˌsɜːkəmˈæmbjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to walk around (something)
2.
(intransitive) to avoid the point
Derived Forms
circumambulation, noun
circumambulator, noun
circumambulatory, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin circum- + ambulāre to walk
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Word Origin and History for circumambulator

circumambulate

v.

1650s, from Latin circumambulatus, past participle of circumambulare "to walk around," from circum "around" (see circum-) + ambulare "to walk" (see amble). Related: Circumambulated; circumambulating; circumambulation.

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