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n. (l/en: háček)

Caron (disambiguation)

Caron or háček, is a diacritic ( ˇ ).

Caron may also refer to:


A caron or háček (; from Czechháček ) or mäkčeň (; from Slovakmäkčeň or ), also known as a wedge, inverted circumflex, inverted hat, is a diacritic ( ˇ ) placed over certain letters to indicate present or historical palatalization, iotation, or postalveolar pronunciation in the orthography of some Baltic, Slavic, Finnic, Samic, Berber and other languages. The caron also indicates the third tone (falling and then rising) in the Pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese.

It looks similar to a breve, but has a sharp tip, like an inverted circumflex (ˆ), while a breve is rounded.

Compare the caron:

:::*   Ǎ ǎ Ě ě Ǐ ǐ Ǒ ǒ Ǔ ǔ   to the breve:

:::*   Ă ă Ĕ ĕ Ĭ ĭ Ŏ ŏ Ŭ ŭ

The left (downward) stroke is usually thicker than the right (upward) stroke in serif typefaces.

The caron is also used as a symbol or modifier in mathematics.

Caron (name)

Caron is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:


  • Antoine Caron, Mannerist painter to the court of the House of Valois
  • Daniel J. Caron (born 1957), national librarian, Library and Archives Canada
  • George Caron (1823–1902), member of Canadian Parliament
  • Firminus Caron ( fl. 1460–1475), renaissance composer
  • Giuseppe Caron, Italian politician
  • Leslie Caron (born 1931), French film actress and dancer
  • Raymond Caron, Irish Franciscan
  • Sébastien Caron (born 1980) French-Canadian NHL goaltender
  • Rose Caron (1857–1930) French operatic soprano

Given name:

  • Caron Butler (born 1980), American basketball player
  • Caron Keating (1962–2004), Northern Irish TV presenter
  • Caron Wheeler (born 1963), British R'n'B/soul singer

Usage examples of "caron".

I made one list of potential blackmailers, grimly adding Caron Malloy, and a second of potential blackmailees.

After a hefty dose of cajolement coupled with money for hamburgers and milkshakes, Caron and Inez abandoned their classmates and left for the hospital.

I was back to envisioning Caron drenched in blood, so I eschewed further debate, noted the number, and dialed it with an uncooperative finger.

I went to bed, a pillow over my head to drown out the sporadic outbursts from the boardroom of Caron Malloy, Inc.

Le Caron, and a lay brother, Du Plessis, others were added, but there were not more than six in all for the missions extending from Acadia to where Champlain found Le Caron in 1615 in the vicinity of Lake Huron.

The nearest city in which they might find succour, Caron Tepasi, was sixty leagues distant, with the hostile clans of the Tithan occupying the steppes in between.

Duiker It had been a week since Duiker came upon the trail left by the refugees from Caron Tepasi.

Jamay, D'Olbeau, Le Caron, and a lay brother, Du Plessis, others were added, but there were not more than six in all for the missions extending from Acadia to where Champlain found Le Caron in 1615 in the vicinity of Lake Huron.

Etienne Brule--who, as interpreter, led Le Caron out upon the first western mission--after following trails and waters for hundreds of miles back of the English settlements, where the timid colonists had not dared to venture, suffered the martyrdom of fire, and is remembered in a tempestuous stream in the west and perhaps in an Indian tribe.

Champlain's paths, from Ontario across to Huron by way of Lake Simcoe and the Trent River, in either route avoiding Niagara altogether, paths that would shorten the water distance by hundreds of miles and bring Europe almost as near to the shores where Le Caron ministered to the Hurons as to New York City.

Again the gray gowns and the black, Le Caron, Brebeuf, Jogues, and Gamier, enter upon their glorious toils, their bare and sandalled feet, accustomed to the smooth walks of the convents of Brouage and Rheims and Paris, begin to climb the rough paths to the west, _ad majorem Dei gloriam.

For a glorified stevedore, Caron was unusually bright, and perfectly willing to talk to a total stranger.

These were Madame Langlois, Madame Caron, Madame Dubreuil, Madame Tuvache, and regularly from two to five o'clock the excellent Madame Homais, who, for her part, had never believed any of the tittle-tattle about her neighbour.

Madame Caron, and the two ladies went up to the attic, and, hidden by some linen spread across props, stationed themselves comfortably for overlooking the whole of Binet's room.

Old Pierre Le Caron, who owned it, was a right good comrade, and had ever a seat and a crust for a weary archer.