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Jan 3, 2023
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with Anu Garg

tarn

PRONUNCIATION:
(tarn)

MEANING:
noun: A small mountain lake.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old Norse tjǫrn (small lake). Earliest documented use: 1400.

USAGE:
“New Zealand is a supermodel of a nation ... Getting a full-frontal view of Taranaki Maunga admiring his handsome reflection in an alpine tarn is the high point of this [hike.]”
Lorna Thornber; To a Thrill; Dominion Post (Wellington, New Zealand); Jan 13, 2022.

See more usage examples of tarn in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Still round the corner there may wait, / a new road or a secret gate. -J.R.R. Tolkien, novelist and philologist (3 Jan 1892-1973)

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