Why Are Cars Called ‘Cars’? — Learn Even More About Cars

By Abhinand

The word 'Car' originates from the Latin word 'Carrus or Carrum', which means 'wheeled vehicle'. In the Middle English context, the Old North French term, 'Carre' implies a two-wheeled cart. Meanwhile in the ancient language, Gaulish, the term 'Karros' implied a self-propelled automobile.

Historians believe that 'car' appeared in the English vocabulary around the 1300s. They claim that there was also a term called 'Craet' in Olden English, denoting some means of transport. 'Craet' eventually transformed into 'Cart'.

Now that you know how the term came into existence, let us learn more about how the actual car came into existence.


DriveSpark Thinks!

An Automobile is made up of several components and involves many laws of Physics. Explaining everything on a single go is close to impossible. But it is always good to know a thing or two more about the things we like, right? That said, watch out this space for more car-related facts and trivia.

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Article Published On: Sunday, November 26, 2017, 13:00 [IST]
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