Last modified on 21 August 2014, at 14:02

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰərgʰ- (fortified elevation), *bʰerǵʰ-. Compare Old Frisian burch, Old Saxon and Old High German burg, Frankish *burg, Old Norse borg, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐍃 (baurgs).

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NounEdit

burh f

  1. stronghold, fort, castle
  2. dwelling-place
  3. (fortified) town, city

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Old SaxonEdit

NounEdit

burh f

  1. Alternative form of burg