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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

NounEdit

burcht f ‎(plural burchten, diminutive burchtje n)

  1. castle, borough
  2. burrow of a badger, fox or beaver

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