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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 Examples

The Russians began retreating from the northern carpathian front.
The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII) Various

That line is stretched from the east to the west along the northern slope of the carpathian region.
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association

The seedlings grown from the light-colored nuts show about the same degree of hardiness as the carpathian plants.
Growing Nuts in the North Carl Weschcke

According to other writers, Belo-Chrobatia was the name of the country on both sides of the carpathian chain.
Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson

Farther to the east the carpathian chain encloses the great plain of Hungary, attaining an elevation of 8000 or 8500 feet.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia Various

In Ontario until the present time the curculio has not attacked carpathian walnuts.
Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943 Various

On the plains of Silesia, north of the carpathian mountains we first began to be intensely interested in the cherry question.
The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884 Various

These carpathian walnuts have endured several winters at Toronto and Montreal and so far have not shown any winter injury.
Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association

It was natural that he, Boris, with the body of a carpathian bear, should have a soul to match.
The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath


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