EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin carrus. Doublet of car.

NounEdit

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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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

carrus m (genitive carrī); second declension

  1. a wagon, a two-wheeled baggage cart
  2. a cartload, a wagonload
  3. (New Latin) car
  4. (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.

DeclensionEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

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

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carrus m pl

  1. plural of carru