Etymology
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tintinnabulation (n.)
"the ringing of bells," 1823, from Latin tintinnabulum "bell," from tintinnare "to ring, jingle" (reduplicated form of tinnire "to ring," from an imitative base) + instrumental suffix -bulum. Earlier forms in English were adjectives tintinnabulary (1787), tintinnabulatory (1827), and noun tintinnabulum "small bell" (late 14c.).
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jirgah (n.)
also jirga, Afghan council of elders, 1815, from Persian jarga "ring of men."
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gyro- 
word-forming element meaning "gyrating" or "gyroscope," from Greek gyros "a ring, circle" (see gyre (n.)).
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claddagh 

in Claddagh ring (Irish fáinne Chladach), from the village of Claddagh, County Gallway. The village name is literally "stony beach."

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bangle (n.)
"ornamental ring worn upon the arm or ankle," 1787, from Hindi bangri "colored glass bracelet or anklet."
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cyclo- 

before a vowel, cycl-, word-forming element in technical terms meaning "circle, ring, rotation," from Latinized form of Greek kyklos "circle, wheel, ring" (from PIE root *kwel- (1) "revolve, move round"). In organic chemistry it is used in forming chemical names of cyclic compounds.

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gyrus (n.)
convolution between grooves of the brain, 1827, from Latin gyrus "circle, circuit, career," from Greek gyros "a ring, circle" (see gyre (n.)).
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circinate (adj.)

"rounded, made circular," 1830, from Latin circinatus, past participle of circinare "to make round," from circus "ring" (see circus). Related: Circination.

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peal (v.)

1630s, "sound loudly, resound" (intransitive), from peal (n.). Transitive sense of "to utter or cause to ring loudly and sonorously" is by 1714. Related: Pealed; pealing.

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killdeer (n.)
also killdee, species of large North American ring-plover, 1731, American English. The name is imitative of its shrill, two-syllable cry.
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