, meaning 'around, about'), usually abbreviated c.
), means "approximately" in several European languages (and as a loanword
in English), usually in reference to a date. Circa
is widely used in historical writing when the dates of events are not accurately known. When used in date ranges, circa
is applied before each approximate date, while dates without circa
immediately preceding them are generally assumed to be known with certainty. For example:
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