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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *akraz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂éǵros (field).

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian ekker, Old Saxon akkar (Dutch akker), Old High German ackar (German Acker), Old Norse akr (Swedish åker), Gothic 𐌰𐌺𐍂𐍃.

Indo-European cognates: Ancient Greek ἀγρός, Latin ager.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'æker/

Noun

æcer strong m

  1. a field
  2. a measure of land, originally the amount a yoke of oxen could plough in a day; an acre

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