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Does the accented lower case C in French come from the Greek sigma?

asked 2018-06-22 03:21:00 -0400

This is my first time on this site so I'm not sure how this works. Curious. Happy for any information you have. Thank you.

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answered 2018-09-08 11:08:44 -0400

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I assume you're referring to this letter: ç. The little hook under the c is actually called a cedilla (in French, cedille), not an accent.

No, it's unrelated to the Greek sigma. From Wikipedia: "The tail originated in Spain as the bottom half of a miniature cursive z." See these articles for more information.

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