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cir·ca

 (sûr′kə)
prep. Abbr. c. or ca
In approximately; about: born circa 1900.

[Latin circā, from circum, around (probably on the model of adverbs like intrā, within), from circus, circle; see circle.]

circa

(ˈsɜːkə)
prep
(used with a date) at the approximate time of: circa 1182 bc. Abbreviation: c. or ca.
[Latin: about; related to Latin circus circle, circus]

cir•ca

(ˈsɜr kə)

prep., adv.
about: used esp. in approximate dates. Abbr.: c, c., ca, ca., cir., circ.
[1860–65; < Latin circā around, about]
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circa

adverb approximately, about, around, roughly, in the region of, round about The story tells of a runaway slave girl in Louisiana, circa 1850.
Translations
cirkapřibližně
cirka
noin
-位大体

circa

[ˈsɜːkə] PREPhacia
circa 1500hacia (el año) 1500

circa

[ˈsɜːrkə] prepcirca, environ, vers

circa

prepcirca, zirka

circa

[ˈsɜːkə] prepcirca
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Critics from Plutarch downwards have almost unanimously rejected the lines 654-662, on the ground that Hesiod's Amphidamas is the hero of the Lelantine Wars between Chalcis and Eretria, whose death may be placed circa 705 B.
Circa quam ergo hostiles inter se acies cum ingenti clamore hostiliter conveniunt.
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