There a several Latin words for circle. Orbis, circulus, and circlus. Sometimes the Romans would even use the word, circus. Usually, though, the word circus referred to a race course, or a celebration of games performed in a round arena.
Related to circulus, circlus, and circus is the Latin word circum. Circum, sometimes a preposition, sometimes an adverb means, “around.” Or, even, “in a circle.”
English has plundered much from these circular Latin words. Circle, circus, search, circumference, circa, curcuit, circulation, circumnavigate, circumscribe, and more originate from these well rounded Latin words. Oh, yes, I did.
Starting next week, these Latin words will inspire the word of the day.