“I go through these cycles where I read a lot and then watch TV a lot,” he says.
What remains fascinating about the Mayans, Houston says, is their endless passage of cycles.
But Team Obama also knows the occasionally painful reality of politics, that good and bad news come in cycles.
late 14c., from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kyklos "circle, wheel, any circular body, circular motion, cycle of events," from PIE *kwel- "to roll, to move around, wheel" (cf. Sanskrit cakram "circle, wheel," carati "he moves, wanders;" Avestan caraiti "applies himself," c'axra "chariot, wagon;" Greek polos "a round axis" (PIE *kw- becomes Greek p- before some vowels), polein "move around;" Latin colere "to frequent, dwell in, to cultivate, move around," cultus "tended, cultivated," hence also "polished," colonus "husbandman, tenant farmer, settler, colonist;" Lithuanian kelias "a road, a way;" Old Norse hvel, Old English hweol "wheel;" Old Russian kolo, Polish koło, Russian koleso "a wheel").
1842, "revolve in cycles," from cycle (n.). Meaning "to ride a bicycle" is from 1883. Related: Cycled; cycling.
cycle cy·cle (sī'kəl)
An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs.
A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon.
A periodically repeated sequence of events.