erg

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon, work).

Noun[edit]

erg (plural ergs)

  1. The unit of work or energy, being the amount of work done by a dyne working through a distance of one centimeter. Equal to 10−7 joules.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

erg (plural ergs or areg)

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

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Dutch[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

erg (comparative erger, superlative ergst)

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

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Adverb[edit]

erg

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

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Maghrebi Arabic عرگ (‘erg), corresponding to standard Arabic عرق (‘irq).

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Noun[edit]

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (desert region)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon, work).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (unit of work done)

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Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

erg ?

  1. hill-pasture