Definition for A-RU'RA

A-RU'RA, n. [Gr. αρουρα.]

Literally, as authors suppose, a plowed field. According to Herodotus and Suidas, the arura of Egypt, was a piece of ground fifty feet square. Others make it a square of 100 cubits; others of 100 feet. The Grecian aroura was a square measure of half the plethron. [See Aroura.] – Encyc. Herod., Euterpe.

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