circa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɜːkə/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɝkə/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)kə
  • Hyphenation: cir‧ca

Preposition[edit]

circa

  1. Approximately, about, around (typically in relation to time)
    Julius Caesar visited this area circa 50 BC.

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Czech[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

circa

  1. circa, approximately

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Further reading[edit]

  • circa in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • circa in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪr.kaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cir‧ca

Preposition[edit]

circa

  1. circa: about, approximately

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]

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circa

  1. circa
    Synonyms: etwa, ungefähr

Further reading[edit]

  • 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): /ˈt͡ʃir.ka/
  • Rhymes: -irka
  • Hyphenation: cìr‧ca

Preposition[edit]

circa

  1. regarding, concerning

Adverb[edit]

circa

  1. about, approximately

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A later form for circum, or from circum + .

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

circā (not comparable)

  1. around; about
  2. on either sides

Preposition[edit]

circā (+ accusative)

  1. around; near; about
  2. regarding, concerning
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Ephesii.6.22:
      quem misi ad vos in hoc ipsum ut cognoscatis quae circa nos sunt et consoletur corda vestra
      Whom I have sent to you for this very thing, so that you can know things that are about us, and so that he can comfort your hearts.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Asturian: cerca, cierca
  • Catalan: cerca, circa
  • Dutch: circa
  • English: circa

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately related to etymology 1. Sense 4 is only attested in the form cerca(s); see there for more.

Noun[edit]

circa f (genitive circae); first declension[1][2]

  1. (Medieval Latin) a patrol, watch
  2. (Medieval Latin) an episcopal visit
  3. (Medieval Latin) an inquiry, inquest
  4. (Medieval Latin) a defensive enclosure, moat

References[edit]

  1. ^ Niermeyer, Jan Frederik (1976), “2. circa”, in Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 180
  2. ^ Blaise, Albert (1975), “circa”, in Dictionnaire latin-français des auteurs du moyen-âge: lexicon latinitatis medii aevi (Corpus christianorum) (in Latin, French), Turnhout: Brepols, page 178

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Adverb[edit]

circa

  1. approximately, about, or so

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Spanish[edit]

Preposition[edit]

circa

  1. circa

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