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adjective (1)

(ˈ)kär¦pāthēən also -t͟h-
: situated in or relating to the Carpathian mountains of central Europe


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adjective (2)

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

Word History


Adjective (1)

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

Adjective (2)

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

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“Carpathian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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