gyre

[ jahyuh r ]SEE DEFINITION OF gyre

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GYRE

Gyre (derived from Gayour or Giaour, a dog), “to scratch like a dog.”

Dorsally, the fissure bifurcates, embracing the gyre indented by the caudal limb of the paracentral.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "a circular motion;" as a verb, "to turn round," early 15c.; from Latin gyrus "circle, circular course, round, ring," and its derived verb gyrare, from Greek gyros "circle, ring," related to gyrós "rounded," perhaps from PIE root *geu- "to bend, curve" (cf. Armenian kor "crooked," Lithuanian gurnas "hip, ankle, bone," Norwegian kaure "a curly lock of hair").

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