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U+32CD, ㋍
SQUARE ERG

[U+32CC]
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon, work).

NounEdit

erg (plural ergs)

  1. The unit of work or energy, being the amount of work done by a force of one dyne applied through a distance of one centimeter. Equal to 10−7 joules.
Derived termsEdit
  • foe (unit of energy)
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From French erg, from Algerian Arabic عِرْگ(ʿerg), corresponding to Modern Standard Arabic عِرْق(ʿirq).

NounEdit

erg (plural ergs or areg)

  1. (geomorphology) A large desert region of sand dunes with little or no vegetation, especially in the Sahara.

Etymology 3Edit

Shortening.

NounEdit

erg (plural ergs)

  1. (rowing, slang) An ergometer.

VerbEdit

erg (third-person singular simple present ergs, present participle erging, simple past and past participle erged)

  1. (rowing, slang, transitive, intransitive) To use an ergometer.
    I erg every morning.
    She erged a steady state piece.

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon).

NounEdit

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (the unit of work or energy)

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic [Term?].

NounEdit

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (large desert region)

Further readingEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch arch, erch, from Old Dutch *arg, from Proto-Germanic *argaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛr(ə)x/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛrx

AdjectiveEdit

erg (comparative erger, superlative ergst)

  1. serious, considerable, severe
  2. awful, terrible

InflectionEdit

Inflection of erg
uninflected erg
inflected erge
comparative erger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial erg erger het ergst
het ergste
indefinite m./f. sing. erge ergere ergste
n. sing. erg erger ergste
plural erge ergere ergste
definite erge ergere ergste
partitive ergs ergers

AdverbEdit

erg

  1. very
    Het appartement was erg klein.
    The apartment was very small.
  2. much; very much
    Ik haat het zo erg.
    I hate it so much.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Algerian Arabic عِرْگ(ʿerg), corresponding to Modern Standard Arabic عِرْق(ʿirq).

NounEdit

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (desert region)

Etymology 2Edit

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon, work).

NounEdit

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (unit of work done)

AnagramsEdit

Further readingEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from an Old Irish word.

NounEdit

erg n

  1. a word of not entirely certain meaning, roughly shepherd's cottage or hill-pasture