çà

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

çà

  1. (archaic) hither

Usage notes[edit]

Today only used in the expression çà et là.

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

çà

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

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