circa

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin circa.

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circa

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

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Czech[edit]

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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]

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circa

  1. approximately, about

German[edit]

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circa

  1. circa

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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/
  • Hyphenation: cìr‧ca
  • Rhymes: -irka

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]

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]

  • 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
  • circa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • circa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • 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

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