circumambulate


cir·cum·am·bu·late

verb \-ˈam-byə-ˌlāt\
cir·cum·am·bu·lat·edcir·cum·am·bu·lat·ing

Definition of CIRCUMAMBULATE

transitive verb
:  to circle on foot especially ritualistically
cir·cum·am·bu·la·tion \-ˌam-byə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Origin of CIRCUMAMBULATE

Late Latin circumambulatus, past participle of circumambulare, from Latin circum- + ambulare to walk
First Known Use: 1606

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