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See also car, CAR, and Carr

English

Etymology

From Old Norse. Compare Swedish kærr, Icelandic kjarr.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
carr

Plural
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  1. A bog or marsh; marshy ground, swampland.
    • 2007, Kevin Leahy, The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey, Tempus 2008, p. 16:
      The marsh lands or ‘carrs’ that covered the low-lying floor of the vale could not be cultivated and the poorly drained flanks of the vale would be best used as pasture.
  2. A marsh or fen on which low trees or bushes grow; a marshy woodland.

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [kɑːr]

Noun

carr m (older spelling cárr)

  1. car

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative carr carranna
Vocative a chairr a charranna
Genitive cairr carranna
Dative carr carranna

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an carr na carranna
Genitive an chairr na gcarranna
Dative leis an gcarr

don charr

leis na carranna


Old English

Etymology

From Celtic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kɑrː/

Noun

carr m

  1. (Northumbrian) stone, rock

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