Topic: LETTERS AND PUNCTUATION

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of circumflectere 'to bend around', from circum- ( CIRCUM-) + flectere 'to bend'

circumflex

noun
     
cir‧cum‧flex [countable]
SLA a mark placed above a letter in a French word to show its pronunciation, for example, ô

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