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morgen, noun

Plurals:
unchanged, or occasionally morgens.
Origin:
South African Dutch, Middle DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Middle Dutch morghen (literally ‘morning’) an area of land ploughed in a morning.
A unit of land measurement comprising just over two acres, or one hectare.
Note:
Used also in certain dialects of U.S. English, from as early as 1674.
1797 Earl Macartney in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1898) II. 122The number of Morgen of Ground that they possess in property or loan and what quantity of the same they believe to be cultivated.
1991 D. Galloway in Weekend Argus 26 Jan. 18Oranjevlei is still the same 1150 morgen it was then.
A unit of land measurement comprising just over two acres, or one hectare.
Derivatives:
Hence morgenage noun  obsolete, an area measured in morgen.
1934 Cape Argus 22 May (Swart)An unusually large morgenage has been cut for silage and generally provision has been made for winter feed on a considerable scale.

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