erg

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See also: ERG and erg.

English[edit]

U+32CD, ㋍
SQUARE ERG

[U+32CC]
Enclosed CJK Letters and Months
[U+32CE]

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
Derived terms[edit]
  • foe (unit of energy)
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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.

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

erg (plural ergs)

  1. (rowing, slang) An ergometer.

Verb[edit]

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.

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Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon).

Noun[edit]

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (the unit of work or energy)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic [Term?].

Noun[edit]

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (large desert region)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛr(ə)x/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

erg (comparative erger, superlative ergst)

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

Inflection[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

erg

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

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Maghrebi Arabic عِرْگ (ʿerg), corresponding to standard Arabic عِرْق (ʿirq).

Noun[edit]

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (desert region)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon, work).

Noun[edit]

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (unit of work done)

Anagrams[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from an Old Irish word.

Noun[edit]

erg n

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