hectare etymology

English word hectare comes from Ancient Greek ἑκατόν, French are (An are.)

Detailed word origin of hectare

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἑκατόν Ancient Greek (grc)
are French (fra) An are.
hectare French (fra) Hectare.
hectare English (eng) A unit of surface area (symbol ha) equal to 100 ares (that is, 10,000 square metres, one hundredth of a square kilometre, or approximately 2.5 acres), used for measuring the areas of geographical features such as land and bodies of water.

Words with the same origin as hectare

Descendants of ἑκατόν
hecato- hecto-
Descendants of are
hectacre hectarage