Arpen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Arpen Formerly, a measure of land in France, varying in different parts of the country. The arpent of Paris was 4,088 sq. yards, or nearly five sixths of an English acre. The woodland arpent was about 1 acre, 1 rood, 1 perch, English.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n arpen Same as arpent.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. arpent, fr. L. arepennis, arapennis,. According to Columella, a Gallic word for a measure equiv. to half a Roman jugerum,