- a unit of land measure equal to about two acres (0.8 hectare), formerly in use in Holland and the Dutch colonies and still used in South Africa.
- a unit equal to about two-thirds of an acre (0.3 hectare), formerly used in Prussia, Norway, and Denmark.
Origin of morgen
Examples from the Web for morgen
Contemporary Examples of morgen
They had, according to Morgen, “a wonderful, symbiotic relationship with the press.”
“But that was a pivotal moment—a turning point—for the band,” adds Morgen.
Historical Examples of morgen
It corresponds to the German "morgen" and the French "journée."The Beauties of Nature
Sir John Lubbock
Thus in Kln, the Morgen is 3172 ares, the Waldmorgen 3806 ares.
This is sometimes reckoned to contain 160, but sometimes 120 Morgen.
He said he reckoned that such land would carry four sheep a morgen.Greenmantle
Alba war gerade damit2 beschftigt sich zu schmcken, als Zeitvertreib, nachdem sie den3 ganzen Morgen Gold gehaspelt.Aus meinem Knigreich
- a South African unit of area, equal to about two acres or 0.8 hectare
- a unit of area, formerly used in Prussia and Scandinavia, equal to about two thirds of an acre
Word Origin for morgen
Word Origin and History for morgen
old measure of land in Holland (hence also in South Africa and colonial New York and New Jersey), roughly two acres, probably identical with Dutch morgen "morning" (see morn) and meaning "the amount of land one man can plow in a morning."