How do you use circa?
Circa is used in front of a particular year to say that this is the approximate date when something happened or was made..
How do you write a circa date?
The word means about. Written as c. which is italicised.
How do you write the abbreviation circa?
Circa, which translates as “around” or “approximately,” usually appears with dates. You may see it abbreviated as c. or ca. (or, more rarely, as cca. or cir.).
Can Circa be used for future dates?
There’s no problem whatsoever with using circa for future dates in exactly the same ways that it’s used for dates in the past. If you aren’t feeling latinate or just dislike the idea, just fall back on any of the native English words that mean exactly the same thing as circa: about, around, sometime near…
Is there a symbol for Circa?
Circa (from Latin ‘around, about, roughly, approximately’) – frequently abbreviated ca. … or c. and less frequently circ., cca. or cc.
How many years is a circa?
Often dates will be preceded with a “c.” or a “ca.” These are abbreviations of the Latin word “circa” which means around, or approximately. We use this before a date to indicate that we do not know exactly when something happened, so c. 400 B.C.E. means approximately 400 years Before the Common Era.