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May 24, 2024

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Career – Careen

What is the connection between an ancient Roman cart and the word – CAREER?

The Latin word for cart, wagon is – CARRUS. And the Latin word – CARRARIA – means – A ROAD OR WAY FOR CARTS.

CAREER is defined as a chosen path or pursuit of a profession or occupation. A road or path in the course of one’s working life or achievements.

The words – CAR, CHARIOT and CHARGE also come from – CARRUS. These connections are obvious.

The word – CAREEN – is not to be confused with the above words. CAREEN – has a nautical sense meaning – TO LURCH or TIP OVER. It comes from the Latin word – CARINA – which means – THE KEEL OF A SHIP.