carles wæn

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From carles (peasant's) + wǣn (wagon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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)