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GalicianEdit

 
As Burgas, Ourense

EtymologyEdit

Debated. Documented as burgana in Medieval Latin local documents. Either from Vulgar Latin, or from a pre-Roman substrate of Iberia, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrewh₁- (to boil).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

burga f (plural burgas)

  1. hot spring

Usage notesEdit

Whilst toponomy shows that once this word was in use in most of Galicia, today it is mostly reduced to name the hot springs of the city of Ourense.

ReferencesEdit

  • burgaa” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • burga” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • burga” in Santamarina, Antón (coord.): Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.



ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bur‧ga

NounEdit

burga f (plural burghe)

  1. A kind of basket filled with stones and used to prevent the erosion of rivers banks

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin purgō, purgāre (clean; purge).

NounEdit

burga f

  1. (medicine, Sursilvan) diarrhea

SynonymsEdit


UzbekEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic бурга
Roman burga
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

NounEdit

burga (plural burgalar)

  1. flea

DeclensionEdit