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Origin of era
Examples from the Web for era
Even in the medieval era this disparity made Christians uncomfortable.
Community policing is expensive and, in an era of budget cuts, increasingly rare.
One of the most famous directors of this era was Shin Sang-ok (신상옥).Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Miles of Soviet era housing projects sat along on the ocean.
And in this era of impact-blind, across-the-board budget cuts, we see an opportunity.
Afar, is the reign of philosophy; close up is the chaos of the Carlovingian era.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
A revolution of this same Chinese character did young Oxford of that era effect in the constitution of mail-coach society.
We now come to the era of Kiwi Tamaki, the last, and undoubtedly the most notorious, of the olden Tamaki chiefs.The City of Auckland|John Barr
And what vast changes of society and of nations had been wrought by sudden convulsions or by slow degrees since that era!Grandfather's Chair|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Such, then, appear to have been the opinions entertained before the Christian era, concerning the past revolutions of our globe.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
Word Origin for era
n acronym for
1716, earlier aera (1610s), from Late Latin aera, era "an era or epoch from which time is reckoned," probably identical with Latin aera "counters used for calculation," plural of aes (genitive aeris) "brass, copper, money" (see ore, also cf. copper).
The Latin word's use in chronology said to have begun in 5c. Spain (where, for some reason unknown to historians, the local era, aera Hispanica, began 38 B.C.E.; some say it was because of a tax levied that year). Like epoch, in English it originally meant "the starting point of an age;" meaning "system of chronological notation" is c.1640s; that of "historical period" is from 1741, e.g. the U.S. Era of Good Feeling (which was anything but) in reference to the Monroe Administration (1817-24), attested from 1817.