Origin of era
Examples from the Web for eras
As ends of eras go, he recalls, it was mostly whimper and not much bang.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall|William O’Connor|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spilling from the old vehicle were hippies of all eras decked out in tie-dye and top hats bejeweled with feathers and beads.
There are many written descriptions of physical disabilities, epilepsy, and mental illness from all eras.
It is worth remembering, however, that diplomats in all eras have struggled with the question of privacy.
Byzantium by Ben Stroud A debut collection of stories that spans countries and eras with delightful ease.
Many of the great coaching inns of the Queen Anne and Georgian eras are not lacking in good proportion and correct classic detail.Old Country Inns of England|Henry P. Maskell
There are eras which will have novelties at all cost, and eras which cling to antiquity.The English Stage|Augustin Filon
All eras in a state of decline and dissolution are subjective; on the other hand, all progressive eras have an objective tendency.The Three Devils: Luther's, Milton's, and Goethe's|David Masson
The neighbours laughed, and rather hoped that Brontu was amusing himself at the expense of the Eras.After the Divorce|Grazia Deledda
Could eras be affixed to these residences, it would give entire accuracy to the modern part of their history.The Iowa|William Harvey Miner
British Dictionary definitions for eras (1 of 2)
Word Origin for era
British Dictionary definitions for eras (2 of 2)
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Word Origin and History for eras
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.