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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German burg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fortified elevation). Compare Dutch burcht, English borough, ‑bury, Danish borg.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bʊʁk/, [bʊʁk], [bʊɐ̯k] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /bʊɐ̯ç/ (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
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NounEdit

Burg f (genitive Burg, plural Burgen or Bürge)

  1. castle, fortification

Usage notesEdit

The plural form Bürge is archaic and completely out of usage.

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See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Burg in Duden online