carrus

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Borrowed from Latin carrus

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carrus (plural carri)

  1. (uncommon, historical) A load: various English units of weight or volume based upon standardized cartloads of certain commodities.

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From Gaulish karros, from Proto-Celtic *karros (wagon), from Proto-Indo-European *kr̥s-o-, zero-grade form of *ḱers- (to run). Cognate with Persian گاری (gâri). Doublet of currus.

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carrus m (genitive carrī); second declension

  1. a wagon, a four-wheeled baggage cart
  2. a cartload, a wagonload
  3. (Medieval) a load, an English unit of weight
    • c. 1300, Tractatus de Ponderibus et Mensuris
      Saccus lane debet ponderare viginti & octo petras & solebat ponderare unam summam frumenti & ponderat sextam partem unius carri de plumbo
      The sack of wool ought to weigh twenty & eight stone & is accustomed to weigh one quarter of wheat & weights the sixth part of one cartload of lead.

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative carrus carrī
Genitive carrī carrōrum
Dative carrō carrīs
Accusative carrum carrōs
Ablative carrō carrīs
Vocative carre carrī

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