carrus

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Borrowed from Latin carrus. Doublet of car.

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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-os, 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.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

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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References[edit]

  • carrus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • carrus in Charlton T. Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891
  • carrus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • carrus in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • carrus in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
  • carrus in William Smith et al., editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin, 1890

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Noun[edit]

carrus m pl

  1. plural of carru