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MORGEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 836 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MORGEN, a unit of measurement of land in Holland and the Dutch colonies, and hence still current in South Africa, equivalent to about 2 acres. It is also used in Prussia, Norway and Denmark, where it equals about two-thirds of an acre. The word is usually taken to be the same as the German and Dutch word for " morning," the area of a " morgen " being equal to that covered by a morning's ploughing.
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