circa

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

circa

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

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only before a date or measure, never after

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

circa

  1. circa: about, approximately

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

circa

  1. approximately, about

German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

circa

  1. circa

Synonyms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Preposition[edit]

circa

  1. regarding, concerning

Adverb[edit]

circa

  1. about, approximately

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A later form for circum, or from circum + .

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

circā (not comparable)

  1. around; about

Preposition[edit]

circa + accusative case

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

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Adverb[edit]

circa

  1. approximately, about, or so

Synonyms[edit]