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common carp (Cyprinus carpio)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɑːp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑɹp/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)p

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English carpe, from Old French carpe, from Late Latin carpa, from Gothic *𐌺𐌰𐍂𐍀𐌰 (*karpa)[1].

NounEdit

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 2Edit

From Old Norse karpa (to boast)[1], karp (bragging).

VerbEdit

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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
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ReferencesEdit
  1. 1.0 1.1 carp” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek καρπός (karpós, wrist).

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carp m (plural carps)

  1. carpus

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