acre etymology

English word acre comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (Field, pasturage.)

Detailed word origin of acre

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂éǵros Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Field, pasturage.
*akraz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Field, open land.
æcer Old English (ang) A field. A measure of land, originally the amount a yoke of oxen could plough in a day; an acre.
aker Middle English (enm)
acre English (eng) (informal, usually plural) A large quantity.. (informal, usually plural) A wide expanse.. (obsolete) A duel fought between individual Scots and Englishmen in the borderlands.. (obsolete) A field.. (obsolete) The acre's breadth by the length, English units of length equal to the statute dimensions of the acre: 22 yds (≈20 m) by 220 yrds (≈200 m).. An English unit of land area (symbol: a. or [...]

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