a small lake, esp. one that fills a cirque
Origin of tarnMiddle English terne ; from or akin to Old Norse tjörn, tarn, literally , hole filled with water
A small mountain lake, especially one formed by glaciers.
Origin of tarnMiddle English tarne, of Scandinavian origin.
From Old Norse tjǫrn (“a small mountain lake without tributaries”). Cognate with Norwegian tjern (“small forest or mountain lake”)
- One of the départements of Midi-Pyrénées, France (INSEE code 81)