See also: Bury and -bury

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Middle English burien, berien, from Old English byrġan, from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną (to keep safe), ultimately 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 figurative) 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.
    • 2017 June 29, Mark, Eugene, “Time to Truly Understand Thailand’s 1932 Revolution”, in The Diplomat[2], Diplomat Media Inc., retrieved 2020-06-23:
      The Thai government has been trying to bury the memory of the revolution that gave birth to democracy in Thailand.
    she buried her face in the pillow;  they buried us in paperwork
  4. (transitive, figurative) To suppress and hide away in one's mind.
    secrets kept buried; she buried her shame and put on a smiling face.
  5. (transitive, figurative) To put an end to; to abandon.
    They buried their argument and shook hands.
  6. (transitive, figurative) 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, figurative, slang) To kill or murder.
  8. To render imperceptible by other, more prominent stimuli; drown out.
    vocals buried in the mix (music production)
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NounEdit

bury (plural buries)

  1. (obsolete) A burrow.[2]

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.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) to bury