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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: aera 'number for calculating from', from Latin, 'counters', plural of aes 'copper, money'

era

noun
     
Related topics: Geology, History
e‧ra [countable]
SH a period of time in history that is known for a particular event, or for particular qualities
era of
We live in an era of instant communication.
a new era of world peace
His death marked the end of an era.
the Victorian era

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