1670s, in reference to the mountain range of Eastern Europe, from Thracian Greek Karpates oros, literally "Rocky Mountain;" related to Albanian karpe "rock."
Examples from the Web for carpathian
The Jewish communities north of the Carpathian mountains had been founded within the old Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth.
Not only this, he has driven back the Carpathian frontier eight or ten miles.
In 1880 two new Carpathian societies were formed: a Galician and a Transylvanian.
Towards morning they found themselves among the Carpathian Alps.'Midst the Wild Carpathians|Mr Jkai
That line is stretched from the east to the west along the northern slope of the Carpathian region.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
This wonderful mine is excavated in a ridge of hills at the northern extremity of the chain which joins the Carpathian mountains.The History of Salt|Evan Martlett Boddy