A borrowing from Middle Dutch kerre (“cart, wheelbarrow”), or from Swedish kärra (“cart, wheelbarrow”), both of which are also borrowings, from Latin carrus (“waggon”). The word is first mentioned in 18th-century dictionaries as kerre; the form ķerra appears in the 19th century, probably in dialects that took the Swedish form (ending in a).
ķerra f (4th declension)
- wheelbarrow (small, one-wheeled cart with handles)
- pievest dārzeņus ar ķerru — to transport vegetables with a wheelbarrow
- greater scaup (diving duck, especially Aythya marila)
- novembra sākumā ķerras no mūsu ūdeņiem nozūd — in the beginning of November the greater scaups disappear from our waters