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EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin circa.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

circa

  1. approximately, about
    Julius Caesar visited this area circa 50 BC.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used only before a date or measure, never after

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin circa.

AdverbEdit

circa

  1. circa: about, approximately

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin circa.

PrepositionEdit

circa

  1. approximately, about

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

circa

  1. circa

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • circa” in canoo.net
  • circa in Duden online
  • circa” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • circa” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin circa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃir.ka/
  • Hyphenation: cìr‧ca

PrepositionEdit

circa

  1. regarding, concerning

AdverbEdit

circa

  1. about, approximately

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

A later form for circum, or from circum + .

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

circā (not comparable)

  1. around; about

PrepositionEdit

circa + accusative case

  1. around; near; about
  2. regarding, concerning

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • circa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • circa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “circa”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • circa” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • circa in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin circa.

AdverbEdit

circa

  1. approximately, about, or so

SynonymsEdit