Complete Definition of "cairn"

English
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Etymology
Gael. carn, gen. cairn, a heap: confer Ir. & Welsh carn.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A rounded or conical heap of stones erected by early inhabitants of the British Isles, apparently as a sepulchral monument.

#: Now here let us place the gray stone of her cairn. -Campbell.

  1. archaic A pile of stones heaped up as a landmark, to guide travelers on land or at sea, or to arrest attention, as in surveying, or in leaving traces of an exploring party, etc.

Derived terms
cairned pos_a

Translations
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Finnish: kummeli
Icelandic: varða f

References
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Revision and Credits for"cairn"
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