A cairn in the mountains of Yorkshire.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Scottish ; from Gaelic carn, an elevation ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ker-n-, highest part of the body, horn, hence tip, peak from source Classical Latin cornu, horn, extremity, summit
- cairned adjective
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Origin: Middle English carne, from Scottish Gaelic carn, from Old Irish.
- cairned cairned adjective