burian

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English bürȝen, from Old English byrġen, burġen ‎(burying-place, grave, sepulchre, tomb, burial), from Proto-Germanic *burginnijō ‎(burial), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh- ‎(to shelter, protect, save, preserve). Related to Old English byrgan ‎(to raise a mound, hide, bury, inter). More at bury.

NounEdit

burian ‎(plural burians)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A tomb; sepulchre.
  2. (Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A barrow; mound; tumulus
  3. (Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A camp; hill-fort.