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A mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker.
[Middle English carne, from Scottish Gaelic carn, from Old Irish.]
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1. a mound of stones erected as a memorial or marker
2. (Breeds) Also called: cairn terrier a small rough-haired breed of terrier originally from Scotland
[C15: from Gaelic carn]
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a heap of stones set up as a landmark, monument, etc.
[1525–35; < Scottish Gaelic carn pile of stones; perhaps akin to horn]
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Cairna pile of stones, usually erected to mark a spot as a memorial or to mark a cache of provisions, etc., 1535.
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A mound of stones built as a memorial or marker, often above a grave.
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|Noun||1.||cairn - a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path|
|2.||cairn - small rough-haired breed of terrier from Scotland|
terrier - any of several usually small short-bodied breeds originally trained to hunt animals living underground
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
cairn[ˈkɛərn] n (= mound of stones) → cairn m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
→ Steinpyramide f, → Steinhügel m
(also cairn terrier) → Cairnterrier m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cairn[kɛən] n → tumulo (di pietre)
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