With seemingly random addition of -t, from Middle Dutch burch, from Old Dutch *burg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (“fortified elevation”).
Cognate with German Burg, English borough, -bury, burrow, Danish borg.
burcht f (plural burchten, diminutive burchtje n)
- castle, borough
- burrow of a badger, fox or beaver