"Carw."

Translation:A deer.

July 7, 2016

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/merrynoise

Probably a coincidence, but this sounds like "cariad" which is "dear" :-)

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shwmae

It is a coincidence, but that's a great way to remember it!

February 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frenchietobe

Doubt it

February 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrealphus

Any relation to "caribou"?

August 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmcode
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The University of Wales dictionary lists its origin from old Cornish 'Caruu' and also from latin 'Cervus'

Since Caribou is from the French and French is heavily influenced by Latin, it seems there is some connection.

August 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis_Domingos

Caribou comes from a First Nations (Native Canadian) language through French, so no connection.

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cvictoria42

Specifically Mi'kmaq qalipu, related to the verb qalipi "to shovel snow"

September 25, 2017
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