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Sep. 29th, 2017 | 08:13 am

circumbendibus (sur-kuhm-BEN-duh-buhs) - n., circuitous path, roundabout way, circumlocution.


Can be either a physical path or a way of writing/speaking. Coined in the 17th century as mock Latin, from Latin root circum-, around + English bend + Latin ablative plural ending -ibus.

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