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Etymology 1Edit

Middle English burien, berien, from Old English byrġan, from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną (to keep safe), ultaimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- (to defend, protect). Cognate with Icelandic byrgja (to cover, shut; to hold in); West Frisian bergje (to keep), German bergen (to save/rescue something); also Albanian mburojë (shield), Eastern Lithuanian bir̃ginti (to save, spare), Russian бере́чь (beréčʹ, to spare), Ossetian ӕмбӕрзын (æmbærzyn, to cover).

The spelling with ⟨u⟩ represents the pronunciation of the West Midland and Southern dialects while the Modern English pronunciation with /ɛ/ is from the Kentish dialects.[1]. Doublet of bergh

VerbEdit

bury (third-person singular simple present buries, present participle burying, simple past and past participle buried)

  1. (transitive) To ritualistically inter in a grave or tomb.
  2. (transitive) To place in the ground.
    bury a bone;  bury the embers
  3. (transitive, often figuratively) To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth or another substance.
    • 2013 June 29, “High and wet”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 28:
      Floods in northern India, mostly in the small state of Uttarakhand, have wrought disaster on an enormous scale. [] Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes, burying victims under rubble and sludge.
    she buried her face in the pillow;  they buried us in paperwork
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To suppress and hide away in one's mind.
    secrets kept buried; she buried her shame and put on a smiling face.
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To put an end to; to abandon.
    They buried their argument and shook hands.
    • Shakespeare
      Give me a bowl of wine. / In this I bury all unkindness, Cassius.
  6. (transitive, figuratively) To score a goal.
    • 2011 January 25, Paul Fletcher, “Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich (agg. 3-1)”, in BBC:
      You could feel the relief after Bendtner collected Wilshere's raking pass before cutting inside Carlos Edwards and burying his shot beyond Fulop.
  7. (transitive, slang) To kill or murder.
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NounEdit

bury (plural buries)

  1. (obsolete) A burrow.[2]
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Upward, Christopher & George Davidson. 2011. The History of English Spelling. Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. ^ “bury” in John A. Simpson and Edmund S. C. Weiner, editors, The Compact Oxford English Dictionary, volume I (A–O), 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, [1989] 1991, →ISBN, page 190/687.

Etymology 2Edit

See borough.

NounEdit

bury (plural buries)

  1. A borough; a manor
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 5, "Twelfth Century"
      Indisputable, though very dim to modern vision, rests on its hill-slope that same Bury, Stow, or Town of St. Edmund; already a considerable place, not without traffic

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly Latin burrus.[1]

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AdjectiveEdit

bury

  1. brownish dark grey
  2. dark grey with spots

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NounEdit

bury m anim

  1. (regional) bear (ursid)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brückner, Aleksander (1927) Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego/bury[1]

Further readingEdit

  • bury in Polish dictionaries at PWN

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bury. Replacing native form bery.

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VerbEdit

bury (third-person singular present buries, present participle buryin, past buriet, past participle buriet)

  1. (transitive) to bury