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Hein  ·  2251 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The location where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death has been discovered.

It's a K -sound. The letter K wasn't used much by the romans at that time. They borrowed it from the greek alfabet (Kappa). Everytime you see a word in the romanic languages that has a K in it, it means it's a word with foreign origins.




mike  ·  2251 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ah! Connected to German 'kaiser' then, probably.

Thanks

briandmyers  ·  2251 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes - also the origin of the word Tsar (or Czar).

b_b  ·  2251 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Got me curious. Oh Wikipedia, what won't you answer?