C is the third letter of the English alphabet. It is from the Latin letter C, which in old Latin represented the sounds of k, and g (in go); its original value being the latter. In Anglo-Saxon words, or Old English before the Norman Conquest, it always has the sound of k. The Latin C was the same letter as the Greek got it from the Phoenicians. The English name of C is from the Latin name ce, and was derived, probably, through the French. Etymologically C is related to g, h, k, q, s (and other sibilant sounds). Examples of these relations are in (Latin) acutus, (English) acute, ague; (English) acrid, eagar; (Latin) cornu, (English) horn; (English) cat, kitten; (English) coy, quiet; (Latin) circare, (Old French) cerchier, (English) search.Note: See Guide to Pronunciation, t\'c5 221-228.2. (Music) (a) The keynote of the normal or "natural" scale, which has neither flats nor sharps in its signature; also, the third note of the relative minor scale of the same (b) C after the clef is the mark of common time, in which each measure is a semibreve (four fourths or crotchets); for alla breve time it is written (c) The "C clef," a modification of the letter C, placed on any line of the staff, abows that line to be middle Centigrade3. As a numeral, C stands for Latin centum or 100, CC for 200, etc. C spring, a spring in the form of the letter Centigrade
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Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.
c (plural cs or c's) (music) The middle tone in either one of the sets of seven white keys on a keyboard or a set of seven strings on a stringed instrument.
c Alternative form of c..
Numeral c (lower case Roman numeral, upper case C) cardinal number one hundred (100).
(IPA) voiceless palatal plosive.
c lower case (upper case C) The third letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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