- Possibly from the name of the Carpi, an ancient, probably Dacian, tribe living in the eastern Carpathian region of what is now Romania and the Moldova region. The name Carpates may ultimately be from the Proto-Indo-European root *sker-/*ker-, (cf. Albanian karpë ("rock"), and also the Slavic word *skala ("rock, cliff")), perhaps via a Dacian cognate which meant mountain, rock, or rugged (cf. Germanic root *skerp-, *skarpaz, Old Norse harfr "harrow", Middle Low German scharf and Modern High German Scherbe "shard", Old English scearp and English sharp, Lithuanian kar~pas "cut, hack, notch", Latvian cìrpt "to shear, clip"). The archaic Polish word karpa meant "rugged irregularities, underwater obstacles/rocks, rugged roots or trunks". The more common word skarpa means a sharp cliff or other vertical terrain. Otherwise, the name may instead come from Indo-European *kwerp "to turn", akin to Old English hweorfan "to turn, change" (English warp) and Greek καρπός karpós "wrist", perhaps referring to the way the mountain range bends or veers in an L-shape. Thracian Greek Καρπάτῆς όρος (Karpates oros), means "rocky mountain". (Wiktionary)
“The highest range within the Carpathians are the Tatras, on the border of Poland and Slovakia, where the highest peaks slightly exceed 2600 meters elevation.”
“But the worst enemies of the Carpathians was the bacterial disease.”
“Or of course both the Dark Hunters and The Carpathians could be great as either TV series or Movies: D”
“Jack London, Ursula Le Guin, Harper Lee and John Marsden as a kidlet, as an adult, this is a bit embarrassing .. but Christine Feehan, I only read a couple of Carpathians but it re-introduced me to romance novels and I have been stuck here ever since.”
“I guess I would say Carpathians (the "good" vampire-like beings in Christine Feehan's Dark series).”
“The first wolf to be recipient of a Fulbright, he studied literature and architecture in the Carpathians.”
“On the Eastern Front, signs pointed to a massing of Red Army forces 225 divisions and twenty-two armored corps along a front from the Baltic to the Carpathians and a deluge of steel within days.”
“A Dragonseeker aids the jaguar people in a new tale of the Carpathians.”
“It's a bleak, unforgiving region he compares to the Carpathians.”
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