Ultimately from Latin Carantania. Possibly of Celtic origin, compare Proto-Celtic *karants (“friend”). The Latin toponym was also borrowed into Slavic as Proto-Slavic *korǫtanъ (with an adjective Proto-Slavic *korǫtьskъ), compare Czech Korutany and Slovene Koroška (“Carinthia”).
- A federal state of modern Austria, with its capital in Klagenfurt.
- A region in modern Slovenia.
- (historical) A region of the Holy Roman and Austrian empires.
- 1759, George Sale et al., The Modern Part of an Universal History, volume XXIX: History of the German Empire, page 2:
- (region in Slovenia): Slovenian Carinthia
- (states of Austria) state of Austria; Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Vienna (Category: en:States of Austria)
- ^ “Carinthia”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
- Obsolete spelling of (used in Portugal until September 1911 and in Brazil until the 1940s).