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Word of the Day - agrarian

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 6, 2020

agrarian : adjective

Definition:
1: of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure

2: a: of relating to or characteristic of farmers or their way of life
b: organized or designed to promote agricultural interests.


Did You Know?
Today, an acre is generally considered to be a unit of land measuring 43,560 square feet (4047 square meters). Before that standard was set, it's believed than an acre represented a rougher measurement; the amount of land that could be plowed in one day with a yoke of oxen. Both acre and agrarian derive from the Latin noun ager and the Green noun agrós, meaning “piece of land, field.” (you can probably guess that agriculture is another descent.) Agrarian, first used in English in the 16th century, describes things pertaining to the cultivation of fields, as well as the farmers who culivate them.
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