Charles's Wain

[ chahrl-ziz weyn ]
/ ˈtʃɑrl zɪz ˈweɪn /

noun British Astronomy.

Origin of Charles's Wain

before 1000; Old English Carles wægn Carl's wagon (Carl for Charlemagne); see wain
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British Dictionary definitions for charles's wain

Charles's Wain

/ (weɪn) /

noun

another name for the Plough

Word Origin for Charles's Wain

Old English Carles wægn, from Carl Charlemagne + wægn wain
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Word Origin and History for charles's wain

Charles's Wain


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