(obsolete) A carucate.
Origin of Carve
Middle English kerven, from Old English ċeorfan, from Proto-Germanic *kerbaną (compare Kyrgyz kerve, Dutch kerven, German kerben (“to notch”)), from Proto-Indo-European *gerebh- (“to scratch”) (cf. Old Prussian gīrbin ‘number’, Old Church Slavonic žrĕbĭjĭ ‘lot, tallymark’, Ancient Greek γράφειν (gráphein) ‘to scratch, etch’).
Middle English kerven from Old English ceorfan gerbh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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