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Quoting R A Brown <[log in to unmask]>:

> K virtually disappeared. It was retain as an abbreviation for the proper
> name Casca, and also, where context made clear, for Carthage, Calends,
> calumny (calumnia) and 'caput' (head).

Reminds me: was _Carthago_ pronounced as _Cart-hago_, reflecting more closely
Phoenician/Punic _Qart-H.adasht_, or _Car-thago_ as if from Greek? Greek loans
must have accounted for by far the most instances of |th| in Classical Latin.

                                     Andreas