Origin of cedilla
Examples from the Web for cedilla
Historical Examples of cedilla
He would speak the "g" in Nargett, and he, declined—after a remonstrance he declined—to pass Pagnell under the cedilla.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
Cedilla, se-dil′la, n. a mark placed under the letter c (thus ), esp.
It is pronounced somewhat like the c with the cedilla, ç, only more quickly and with greater force—ds or dz.The Annals of the Cakchiquels
Daniel G. Brinton
It was usual to write instead of the z—c with a cedilla, and this was probably the origin of the mistake.
Cael in Ortelius and Homannus, the cedilla has been omitted in another part of this work.A Description of the Coasts of East Africa and Malabar
Word Origin for cedilla
c.1600, from Spanish cedilla, zedilla, literally "little z," from a Latin-like diminutive of Greek zeta "the letter 'z'." The mark (formerly also used in Spanish) was derived from that letter and indicates a "soft" sound in letters in positions where normally they have a "hard" sound. See zed.