circa

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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

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DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin circa.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

circa

  1. circa: about, approximately

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin circa.

PrepositionEdit

circa

  1. approximately, about

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin circa.

PronunciationEdit

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

PrepositionEdit

circa

  1. regarding, concerning

AdverbEdit

circa

  1. about, approximately

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

A later form for circum, or from circum + .

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 & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin circa.

AdverbEdit

circa

  1. approximately, about, or so

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