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Car·ter (kärtər), Betty Originally Lillie Mae Jones. 1930-1998.
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American jazz singer known for her complex renditions of popular songs. She formed her own trio in 1969.

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Carter, James Earl, Jr. Known as "Jimmy." Born 1924.
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The 39th president of the United States (1977-1981), who is credited with establishing energy-conservation measures, concluding the Panama Canal treaties (1978), and negotiating the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel (1979). He won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Jimmy Carter

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Carter, Howard 1874-1939.
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British archaeologist who worked in Egypt after 1890 and discovered (1922) the tomb of Tutankhamun.

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Carter, Rosalynn Smith Born 1927.
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First lady of the United States (1977-1981) as the wife of President Jimmy Carter. She worked to improve mental health services and services for the elderly.
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Rosalynn Carter

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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices

    Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:

    Indo-European Roots

    Semitic Roots

    The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.

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