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circumbendibus

[sur-kuh m-ben-duh-buh s] /ˌsɜr kəmˈbɛn də bəs/
noun, plural circumbendibuses. Informal.
1.
a roundabout way; circumlocution.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; circum- + bend1 + Latin -ibus ablative plural ending
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circumbendibus

/ˌsɜːkəmˈbɛndɪbəs/
noun
1.
(jocular) a circumlocution
Word Origin
C17: coined from circum- + bend1, with a pseudo-Latin ending
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