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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Car"nage
  1. Flesh of slain animals or men."A miltitude of dogs came to feast on the carnage." [Macaulay.]
  2. Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed; slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc."The more fearful carnage of the Bloody Circuit." [Macaulay.]

Etymology: F. carnage, LL. carnaticum tribute of animals, flesh of animals, fr. L. caro carnis, flesh. See Carnal

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The savage and excessive killing of many people

Borrowing from Middle French carnage, from a Norman or Picard variant Old Northern French) of Old French charnage, from char (“flesh”), or from Vulgar Latin *carnaticum (“slaughter of animals”), itself from Latin carnem, accusative of caro (“flesh”).

  1. Death and destruction.
  2. What remains after a massacre, e.g. the corpses or gore.
  3. (figuratively, slang) Any chaotic situation.

carnage was also found in the following language(s): French and Middle French

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Fun Facts about the name Carnage

  • When was the first name Carnage first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Carnage is Thursday, April 5th, 1906.
  • How unique is the name Carnage? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Carnage. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
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