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Is erg a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word erg is a Scrabble US word. The word erg is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Is erg a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word erg is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

E1R1G2

Is erg a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word erg is a Words With Friends word. The word erg is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Erg

You can make 6 words from 'erg' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'erg'

ERG 4GER 4
REG 4 

2 letters words from 'erg'

ER 2RE 2

All 3 letters words made out of erg

erg reg egr ger rge gre

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word erg. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in erg.

Definitions and meaning of erg

erg

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɜːɡ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɝɡ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)ɡ

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon, work).

Noun

erg (plural ergs)

  1. The unit of work or energy, being the amount of work done by a force of one dyne applied through a distance of one centimeter. Equal to 10−7 joules.
Derived terms
  • foe (unit of energy)
Translations

Etymology 2

From French erg, from Algerian Arabic عِرْگ(ʿerg), corresponding to Modern Standard Arabic عِرْق(ʿirq).

Noun

erg (plural ergs or areg)

  1. (geomorphology) A large desert region of sand dunes with little or no vegetation, especially in the Sahara.

Etymology 3

Shortening.

Noun

erg (plural ergs)

  1. (rowing, slang) An ergometer.

Verb

erg (third-person singular simple present ergs, present participle erging, simple past and past participle erged)

  1. (rowing, slang, transitive, intransitive) To use an ergometer.

Further reading

  • Erg (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • EGR, GER, GRE, Ger, Ger., Ger⁺⁶, Reg, ger, gre, reg

Catalan

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon).

Noun

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (the unit of work or energy)

Etymology 2

From French erg.

Noun

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (large desert region)

Further reading

  • “erg” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch arch, erch, from Old Dutch *arg, from Proto-Germanic *argaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛr(ə)x/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrx

Adjective

erg (comparative erger, superlative ergst)

  1. serious, considerable, severe
  2. awful, terrible

Inflection

Adverb

erg

  1. very
    Het appartement was erg klein.
    The apartment was very small.
  2. much; very much
    Ik haat het zo erg.
    I hate it so much.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛʁɡ/

Etymology 1

From Algerian Arabic عِرْگ(ʿerg), corresponding to Modern Standard Arabic عِرْق(ʿirq).


Noun

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (desert region)

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek ἔργον (érgon, work).

Noun

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. erg (unit of work done)

Anagrams

  • gré

Further reading

  • “erg” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Old Norse

Etymology

Borrowed from an Old Irish word.

Noun

erg n

  1. a word of not entirely certain meaning, roughly shepherd's cottage or hill-pasture

Spanish

Etymology

From English erg.

Noun

erg m (plural ergs)

  1. (geology, geography) erg

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a unit of work.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)