any of the bones of the wrist.
1670s, in reference to the mountain range of Eastern Europe, from Thracian Greek Karpates oros, literally “Rocky Mountain;” related to Albanian karpe “rock.” Contemporary Examples The Jewish communities north of the carpathian mountains had been founded within the old Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth. David’s Bookclub: The Jews in Poland and Russia David Frum September 25, 2012 Historical […]
a mountain range in central Europe, extending from N Slovakia to central Romania. Highest peak, Gerlachovka, 8737 feet (2663 meters). plural noun a mountain system of central and E Europe, extending from Slovakia to central Romania: mainly forested, with rich iron ore resources. Highest peak: Gerlachovka, 2663 m (8788 ft)
a mountain range in central Europe, extending from N Slovakia to central Romania. Highest peak, Gerlachovka, 8737 feet (2663 meters). Historical Examples The northern slopes of the carpathians sink rapidly towards the shores of the vast Mare Imbrium. All Around the Moon Jules Verne Even the passes of the Alps or carpathians are safe in […]
a region in W Ukraine: ceded by Czechoslovakia in 1945. noun another name for Ruthenia