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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin ecce hāc. Compare Portuguese and Spanish acá. The grave accent on the a is to disambiguate with ça (that).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

çà

  1. (archaic) hither

Usage notesEdit

Today only used in the expression çà et là.

Derived termsEdit

InterjectionEdit

çà

  1. so, well, then (with exhortative or intensive effect)
  2. (archaic) la! (expressing strong emotion of anger, surprise etc.)

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