carline

carline

[kahr-lin, ker-]
noun Chiefly Scot.
1.
an old woman.
2.
a hag; witch.
Also, carlin.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (north) kerling < Old Norse: old woman, equivalent to kerl (mutated variant of karl man) + -ing -ing1

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carline1 (ˈkɑːlɪn)
 
n
Also called: carline thistle a Eurasian thistle-like plant, Carlina vulgaris, having spiny leaves and flower heads surrounded by raylike whitish bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)
 
[C16: from French, probably from Latin cardō thistle]

carline or carlin2 (ˈkɑːlɪn)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Scot) an old woman, hag, or witch
2.  a variant of carling
 
[C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, diminutive of karl man, churl]
 
carlin or carlin2
 
n
 
[C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, diminutive of karl man, churl]

carling or carline (ˈkɑːlɪŋ)
 
n
a fore-and-aft beam in a vessel, used for supporting the deck, esp around a hatchway or other opening
 
[C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, carline²]
 
carline or carline
 
n
 
[C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, carline²]

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