Open main menu
See also: Carn, càrn, cârn, and čarn

Contents

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɑːn/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

carn (plural carns)

  1. Archaic form of cairn.
    • 1807, George Chalmers, Caledonia
      The Druid Carns are generally fenced round the bottom, by a circle of stones: these Carns had always on their summits, a large flat stone, on which the Druid fires were lighted []

Etymology 2Edit

Adapted from the vernacular pronunciation of c'mon, itself an informal variant of come on. The first uses of the term in its extended sense appear to have been amongst Australian rules football fans in Victoria, with the use later spreading to other states and sports.

InterjectionEdit

carn

  1. (Australia, informal) Come on.
  2. (Australia, informal) An exclamation of support or approval, usually for a sporting (football) team.
    • 1956 September 10, "Carn the Magpies!", The Argus
    • 2001 March 26, "Rabbitohs win hearts and minds of the disaffected", The Sydney Morning Herald
      Cries of "Carn the Bunnies" rang out, and the talk was of past glories, present disappointments and future hopes.
    • 2004 February 12, "Keeping sport local on our ABC", The Age
      Surely there is someone in ABC Television management who has read Bruce Dawe's evocative poem Life Cycle: "When children are born in Victoria/they are wrapped in the club-colours, laid in beribboned cots/having already begun a lifetime's barracking/Carn, they cry, carn … feebly at first."
    • 2011 October 11, "Carn the Four'n Twenty, says Preston", Herald Sun

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan carn, from Latin carō, carnem, from Proto-Italic *karō, from Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *(s)ker-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

carn f (uncountable)

  1. meat
  2. flesh

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Occitan carn, from Latin carō, carnem.

NounEdit

carn f

  1. flesh
  2. meat

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

carn f (oblique plural carns, nominative singular carn, nominative plural carns)

  1. (early Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of char (flesh)

Old OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carō, carnem.

NounEdit

carn f

  1. flesh

DescendantsEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) charn
  • (Sutsilvan) tgarn
  • (Surmiran) tgern

EtymologyEdit

From Latin carō, carnem.

NounEdit

carn f (plural carns)

  1. (Sursilvan) meat

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *karnos, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱerh₂- (horn).

NounEdit

carn m or f (plural carnau)

  1. (feminine) cairn, barrow
  2. (masculine) hoof
  3. (masculine) handle, haft

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
carn garn ngharn charn
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.