Definitions

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  • adj. cyclical
  • adj. self-devouring

Etymologies

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From uroboros / ouroboros - the ancient symbol depicting a serpent swallowing its own tail and forming a circle.

Examples

  • Another adjective for tail-swallowing is uroboric, from uroboros sometimes spelled Ouroboros, the name for the symbol of a snake swallowing its own tail.

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