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Caer

CAR

, CAER, CHAR, in names of places, is sometimes the Celtic Caer, a town or city, as in Caermarthen.

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Caer

Caer

See also: caer

Welsh

Proper noun

Caer

  1. the city of Chester, England.

caer

caer

See also: Caer

Asturian

Verb

caer

  1. Alternative form of cayer

Galician

Verb

caer (first-person singular present caio, first-person singular preterite caín, past participle caído)

  1. (intransitive) to fall, fall off, fall down
  2. (of a time) to fall on; to occur
  3. to fall; to decline; to collapse
  4. to fall; to die in battle

Conjugation


Spanish

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *cadēre, from Latin cadere, present active infinitive of cadō. Cognate with Portuguese cair.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaˈer/

Verb

caer (first-person singular present caigo, first-person singular preterite caí, past participle caído)

  1. to fall
  2. to collapse

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Welsh

Etymology 1

From Proto-Celtic *kagrom (compare Cornish ker (fort, camp (earthwork), hillfort)), from *kagyom (enclosure, fence). More at cae.

Noun

caer m (plural caerau or caeroedd)

  1. fort, fortress, enclosed stronghold, castle, fortress, citadel, fortified town or city
  2. wall, rampart, bulwark
  3. twill
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

Alternative forms

Verb

caer

  1. (literary) impersonal imperative of cael

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
caer gaer nghaer chaer
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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