- Alternative form of .
- 1876, "C" in the Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. IV, page 616:
- [The letter] occupied the same place in the alphabet, and had the same phonetic value,—that of the sonant guttural g, the corresponding surd being represented, as in Greek, by K... These two sounds became confused at Rome at an early time before 450 b.c., and perhaps much earlier. The k-sound was lost and the symbol C represented both the g-sound, as in macister, lecio, and the original k-sound, as in censor, consul.