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Circumflex

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  1. (ˆ) is a diacritic mark used in written Croatian, French, Frisian, Esperanto, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Vietnamese, Romanized Japanese, Romanized Persian, Welsh, Portuguese, Italian, Afrikaans, Turkish and other languages

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 26, 2008
  2. often mistakenly also called a "caret", from a non-diacritical sign (^) with a similar shape

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  3. received its English name from Latin circumflexus (bent about)—a translation of the Greek περισπωμένη (perispōménē)

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  4. In French, it usually denotes the absence of a trailing "s" (as in côte, which means coast in English)

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  5. accent was first used in the polytonic orthography of Ancient Greek, where it occurred (subject to certain rules) on the accented syllable of a word, on long vowels, and where there was a rise and then a fall in pitch

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