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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French carnage [1], from a Norman or Picard variant Old Northern French) of Old French charnage, from char (flesh), or from Vulgar Latin *carnaticum (slaughter of animals), itself from Latin carnem, accusative of caro (flesh).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɑː.nɪdʒ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑɹ.nɪdʒ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

carnage (usually uncountable, plural carnages)

  1. Death and destruction.
  2. The corpses, gore, etc. that remain after a massacre.
  3. (figuratively, slang) Any chaotic situation.
    • 2014, Simon Spence, Happy Mondays: Excess All Areas
      The lads had recently returned from a wild summer on the party island of Ibiza, an increasingly popular hotspot for working-class British youth. But this was not a scene of drunken holiday carnage in tacky discos.
    • 2015, Adam Jones, Bomb: My Autobiography
      Within three hours we'd drunk the place dry. Miraculously, we all made it back on the bus, but I've never seen a more bacchanalian scene of wanton debauchery than the ride back to the hotel. It was total carnage.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ carnage” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French carnage, itself probably from a Norman or Picard (Old Northern French) variant of Old French charnage, itself from char (cf. chair (flesh)), or from a Vulgar Latin *carnaticum (slaughter of animals), from Latin carō, carnem. Cf. also Old Occitan carnatge, Italian carnaggio.

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NounEdit

carnage m (plural carnages)

  1. carnage (all senses)

Further readingEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a Norman or Picard (Old Northern French) variant of Old French charnage, itself from char (flesh), or from a Vulgar Latin *carnaticum (slaughter of animals), from Latin carō, carnem.

NounEdit

carnage m (plural carnages)

  1. a piece of meat used as bait

DescendantsEdit

  • English: carnage
  • French: carnage

ReferencesEdit

  • charnage on Dictionnaire du Moyen Français (1330–1500) (in French)