carr

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See also: car, CAR, and Carr

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse. Compare Swedish kærr, Icelandic kjarr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carr (plural carrs)

  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[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carr m (genitive cairr, nominative plural carranna)

  1. car (automobile)
  2. cart (small, open, wheeled vehicle)

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
carr charr gcarr
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Celtic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

carr m

  1. (Northumbrian) stone, rock