(with a year) about: c. 1775.
The Curious Chronicle Of The Letter CThe English language is infamously difficult in part because its spelling befuddles even native speakers as letters take on different sounds depending on what letters surround it. Few letters exemplify this trouble more than the third letter of the English alphabet: C. Think about these words: cease, coin, chic, indict, and discrepancy. In this string of terms, C sounds like S, K, Sh, and in …
Learn The Strange Link Between The Letters C And GCan you imagine a world in which the sounds of G and C were both represented by the letter C? Try to imacine it. Believe it or not, for much of their history, the sounds of C and G were represented by the same symbol. Eventually, however, both sounds received their own differentiated symbols. Both G and C have their origin in the Phoenician letter gimel, …
Origin of c.1
From the Latin word circā, circiter, circum
Origin of c.2
From the Latin word congius
(in prescriptions) with.
Origin of c.3
From the Latin word cum
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century or centuries
(used esp preceding a date) circac. 1800
Word Origin for c.
(for sense 5) Latin: about
(on maps as part of name) Cape
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