Circa
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Circa

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /'s?:k?/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /'s?k?/
  • Rhymes: -?:(r)k?
  • Hyphenation: cir?ca

Preposition

circa

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

Translations

Anagrams


Czech

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Adverb

circa

  1. circa, approximately

Synonyms

Further reading

  • circa in P?íru?ní slovník jazyka ?eského, 1935-1957
  • circa in Slovník spisovného jazyka ?eského, 1960-1971, 1989

Dutch

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'s?r.ka:/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cir?ca

Preposition

circa

  1. circa: about, approximately

Adverb

circa

  1. circa: about, approximately

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation

Preposition

circa

  1. approximately, about

German

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Adverb

circa

  1. circa

Synonyms

Further reading

  • "circa" in Duden online
  • "circa" in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • "circa" in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Pronunciation

Preposition

circa

  1. regarding, concerning

Adverb

circa

  1. about, approximately

Anagrams


Latin

Etymology

A later form for circum, or from circum + e?.

Pronunciation

Adverb

circ? (not comparable)

  1. around; about

Preposition

circ? (+ 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.

Related terms

Descendants

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

References

  • 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

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin circa.

Adverb

circa

  1. approximately, about, or so

Synonyms


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