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Etymology 1

From Greek ἔργον ‘work’.

Noun

Singular
erg

Plural
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erg ({{{1}}})
  1. The unit of work or energy, being the amount of work done by a dyne working through a distance of one centimeter.
Translations

Etymology 2

From French erg, from Maghrebi Arabic عرگ (‘erg), corresponding to Standard Arabic عرق (‘irq).

Noun

Singular
erg

Plural
areg

erg (areg)
  1. A large desert region of sand dunes, especially in the Sahara.

Dutch

Adjective

erg, erge (comparative erger, ergere; superlative ergst, ergste)

  1. serious, considerable
  2. awful, terrible

Adverb

erg

  1. very
    Het appartement was erg klein.
    The apartment was very small.

Old Norse

Noun

erg

  1. hill-pasture

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