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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish cedilla (little zed), c. 1600. In Spanish a small z was formerly written after or below the letter c to indicate the soft pronunciation.

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cedilla (plural cedillas)

¸ Ç ç
  1. (orthography) In the spelling of Catalan, French, Portuguese and some other languages, a mark (¸) sometimes placed under the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced /s/ rather than /k/, as in French menaçant and Portuguese almoço, and also used in various other languages to change the sounds of other letters.

Usage notesEdit

Sometimes retained in words which have been adopted into English, specifically from French, such as facade/façade.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Diminutive of Old Spanish ceda (letter Z) (Spanish zeta), from ceda + -illa.

NounEdit

cedilla f (plural cedillas)

  1. Name of the letter ç.
  2. (orthography) cedilla

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