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carbo (plural carbos)

  1. (informal) carbohydrate
    • 2002, Jennifer Hanson, The Real Freshman Handbook
      Instead of a head of mats, give yourself one of chili peppers or green beans or other snackable, filamentous source of quick carbos.




From Proto-Indo-European *ker- (to burn), see also Old English heorþ (hearth), Old Norse hyrr (fire), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌹 (hauri, coal), Old High German harsta (roasting), Russian курить (kuritʹ, to smoke, burn, fumigate) and церен (ceren, brazier), Old Church Slavonic курйо (kurйo, to smoke) and крада (krada, hearth, fireplace), Lithuanian kuriu (to heat), karstas (hot) and krosnis (oven), Sanskrit कृष्ण (kṛṣṇa, burnt, black) and कूडयति (kūḍayati, singes), Latin cremāre (to burn).



carbō m (genitive carbōnis); third declension

  1. charcoal, coal


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative carbō carbōnēs
genitive carbōnis carbōnum
dative carbōnī carbōnibus
accusative carbōnem carbōnēs
ablative carbōne carbōnibus
vocative carbō carbōnēs

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  • carbo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • carbo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “carbo”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • carbo” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • carbo in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • carbo in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray