Tarn meaning

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A small mountain lake, especially one formed by glaciers.
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(Northern England) A small mountain lake, especially in Northern England.
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One of the départements of Midi-Pyrénées, France (INSEE code 81)
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A small lake, esp. one that fills a cirque.
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A small mountain lake, especially one formed as a glacier melts, filling a cirque with water.
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Origin of tarn

  • Middle English tarne of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse tjÇ«rn (“a small mountain lake without tributaries"). Cognate with Norwegian tjern (“small forest or mountain lake")

    From Wiktionary