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 tjÇ«rn (â€œa small mountain lake without tributariesâ€). Cognate with Norwegian tjern (â€œsmall forest or mountain lakeâ€)
- One of the dÃ©partements of Midi-PyrÃ©nÃ©es, France (INSEE code 81)