Meaning of morgen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɔːɡ(ə)n/


  • 1(in the Netherlands, South Africa, and parts of the US) a measure of land equal to about 0.8 hectare or two acres.

  • 2(in Norway, Denmark, and Germany) a measure of land now equal to about 0.3 hectare or two thirds of an acre.


Early 17th century from Dutch, or from German Morgen ‘morning’, apparently from the notion of ‘an area of land that can be ploughed in a morning’.