1

Carpathian

adjective Car·pa·thi·an \(ˈ)kär¦pāthēən also -th-\

Definition of Carpathian

  1. :  situated in or relating to the Carpathian mountains of central Europe

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of carpathian

probably from German Karpathen Carpathian mountains (from Latin Carpatus, from Greek Karpatos) + English -ian


2

Carpathian

adjective Car·pa·thi·an \"\

Definition of Carpathian

  1. :  of or relating to the island of Carpathos (Kárpathos)

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of carpathian

Carpathus (now usually Karpathos) Greek island between Rhodes & Crete (from Latin, from Greek Karpathos) + English -ian


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Carpathian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ