carp

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See also: Carp, CARP, and -carp

English[edit]

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common carp (Cyprinus carpio)

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English carpe (late 14th century), via Old French carpe from a surmised Vulgar Latin *carpa (which is also the source of Italian carpa). The word is of Germanic origin, cognate with Old High German karpho. An East Germanic origin (unrecorded Gothic *karpa) has been proposed, as the fish was introduced from the Danube.[1]

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carp (plural carp or carps)

  1. Any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae, especially the common carp, Cyprinus carpio.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse karpa (to boast, brag),[1] karp (bragging); meaning later changed to "find fault with, carp at" due to influence of Latin carpō.

Verb[edit]

carp (third-person singular simple present carps, present participle carping, simple past and past participle carped)

  1. To complain about a fault; to harp on.
  2. (obsolete) To say; to tell.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To find fault with; to censure.
    • 27 December 1591, Edmund Spenser, letter to Sir Walter Raleigh
      and with your good countenance protect against the malice of evil mouths, which are always wide open to carp at and misconstrue my simple meaning
    • 1690, [John] Dryden, Don Sebastian, King of Portugal: [], London: [] Jo. Hindmarsh, [], OCLC 1154883115, (please specify the page number):
      My honest homely Words were carp'd, and censur'd
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “carp”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Catalan[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek καρπός (karpós, wrist).

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carp m (plural carps)

  1. carpus

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French carpe

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carp n (uncountable)

  1. carpus

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