Carpathian

adjective (1)
Car·​pa·​thi·​an | \ (ˈ)kär¦pāthēən also -t͟h- \

Definition of Carpathian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Carpathian

adjective (2)
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Definition of Carpathian (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for Carpathian

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carpathian. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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