Origin of Careen
Late 16th century, from French carene (“keel”), from Genoese Ligurian carena, from Latin carina (“keel of a ship”), from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (“strong, powerful”), see also Ancient Greek κράτυς (kratus, “strong”), κράτος (kratos, “strength, power, dominion”).
From French (en) carène (on) the keel from Old French carene from Old Italian carena from Latin carīna kar- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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