car

\ \ [14] Car seems first to have been used as an independent term for a road vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine in 1896, in the publication Farman’s Auto-Cars (the compounds autocar and motorcar are a year earlier). But the word is of course of far longer standing as a general term for a wheeled conveyance. It comes ultimately from an unrecorded Celtic *karros, via Latin carrustwo-wheeled wagon’, Vulgar Latin *carra, and Anglo-Norman carre or car; it is probably linked with current and course, giving an underlying meaning ‘move swiftly’. English words derived at some point or other from the same source include career, carriage, carry, charge, and chariot.
\ \ Cf.CAREER, CARICATURE, CARRIAGE, CARRY, CHARGE, CHARIOT, COURSE, CURRENT

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