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carles wæn

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Old English

Etymology

From genitive of carl + wǣn, literally the ‘peasant’s wagon’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'karlez wæ:n/

Noun

carles wǣn m.

  1. the Big Dipper; the Great Bear, Ursa Major
    Carles wæn ne gæþ næfre adune under ðyssere eorþan, swa swa oðre tunglan doþ: Carl’s Wain never goes under the earth as other constellations do. (De Natura Rerum)

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