See also: Burg

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

burg (plural burgs)

  1. (North America) A city or town.
    • 1921, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Efficiency Expert[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2012:
      Tell mother that I will write her in a day or two, probably from Chicago, as I have always had an idea that that was one burg where I could make good.
    • 2009 June, David Thriault, “This Way In: The Sound and the Fury”, Esquire, volume 151, number 6, page 6: 
      Imagine my surprise when I learned that he was not only a Canadian but lived in Ottawa, that icy burg I had left so many kilometers -- sorry, miles -- behind me.
    • 2010 Feb, Paige Orloff, “Big Style on a (Little) Budget”, Country Living, volume 33, number 2, page 84: 
      It's been said that Wilder modeled that fictional setting on Peterborough, a quaint burg tucked away in New Hampshire's verdant southwestern hills.
  2. (historical) A fortified town in medieval Europe.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *burgaz (borough, fortification).

NounEdit

burg m (indefinite plural burgje, definite singular burgu, definite plural burgjet)

  1. jail, prison. (brig)

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰərgʰ- (fortified elevation), *bʰerǵʰ-.

NounEdit

burg f

  1. city, town
    Sceal seó burg bÍdan — the city shall remain
  2. stronghold, fort, castle
  3. dwelling-place

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰərgʰ- (fortified elevation), *bʰerǵʰ-. Cognate with Old Saxon burg, Frankish *burg, Old English burh, Old Norse borg, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐍃 (baurgs). Also related to Old High German berg and more distantly to Latin fortis.

NounEdit

burg ?

  1. a castle
  2. a city

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Old SaxonEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰərgʰ- (fortified elevation), *bʰerǵʰ-.

NounEdit

burg f

  1. fort, castle
    imu thô an Effrem an theru hôhon burg uunode — he then lived in the high fort of Effrem (Heliand, verse 4187)
  2. city, town
    bûan an them burugium — to live in these cities (Genesis, verse 238)

DeclensionEdit

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