Approximately; about; commonly abbreviated ca.; -- used especially before dates and numerical measures; as, he was born circa 1650; ca. 50 feet high.
Julius Caesar visited this area circa 50 BC
Origin: From circa.
Circa, usually abbreviated c. or ca., means "approximately" in English, Italian and Slovak, usually referring to a date. Circa is widely used in genealogy and historical writing when the dates of events are not precisely known. When used in date ranges, the term "circa" is applied before each approximate date, while dates without "circa" immediately preceding them are generally assumed to be known with certainty. Examples: ⁕1732–1799, both the years shown and the date range are precisely known ⁕c. 1732–1799, only the second year shown is certain, the first year is approximately known ⁕1732 – c. 1799, in this case the first year is certain, and the second year is approximate ⁕c. 1732 – c. 1799, both the years shown and the date range are approximately known
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sir′ka, prep. and adv. about, around. [L.]
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The numerical value of circa in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of circa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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