Albi

[al-bee]

Tarn

[tarn]
noun
  1. a department in S France. 2232 sq. mi. (5780 sq. km). Capital: Albi.
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Albi

noun
  1. a town in S France: connected with the Albigensian heresy and the crusade against it. Pop: 46 274 (1999)

tarn

noun
  1. a small mountain lake or pool

Word Origin for tarn

C14: of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse tjörn pool

Tarn

noun
  1. a department of S France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Albi. Pop: 350 477 (2003 est). Area: 5780 sq km (2254 sq miles)
  2. a river in SW France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing generally west to the Garonne River. Length: 375 km (233 miles)
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tarn

n.

mid-13c., from Old Norse tjorn "small mountain lake without tributaries," from Proto-Germanic *terno, perhaps originally "water hole." A dialectal word popularized by the Lake poets.

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albi in Science

tarn

[tärn]
  1. A small mountain lake, especially one formed as a glacier melts, filling a cirque with water.
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