borg

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of "cybernetic organism", via cyborg

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

borg (plural borgs)

  1. cyborg
    • 2003, Dalos Gaymer, “Gotcha Force Review for GameCube”, GameFAQs:
      You'll also have to put together a team or Force of borgs that you won from winning battles. Before battle you assemble your Force within the GF Energy Limit. Each borg has a cost attached to them and this GF Energy Limit is kind of like your budget.

Verb[edit]

borg (third-person singular simple present borgs, present participle borging, simple past and past participle borged)

  1. Alternative spelling of Borg.

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɔrv/, [b̥ɒːˀw]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse borg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz (stronghold, city), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort). Related to bjerg (mountain).

Noun[edit]

borg c (singular definite borgen, plural indefinite borge)

  1. castle, stronghold
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German borg, borge. Compare German Borg (credit).

Noun[edit]

borg c

  1. (dated) credit
    borg.
    On credit.

Etymology 3[edit]

See borge (to guarantee, vouch for).

Verb[edit]

borg

  1. Imperative of borge.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

borg m (plural borgen)

  1. surety
  2. guarantor

Verb[edit]

borg

  1. singular past indicative of bergen
  2. first-person singular present indicative of borgen
  3. imperative of borgen

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse borg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz (stronghold, city), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort). Related to berg (mountain), bjørg (mountain side).

Noun[edit]

borg f (genitive singular borgar, plural borgir)

  1. castle, stronghold
Declension[edit]
f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative borg borgin borgir borgirnar
Accusative borg borgina borgir borgirnar
Dative borg borgini borgum borgunum
Genitive borgar borgarinnar borga borganna

Etymology 2[edit]

From Danish borg, from Middle Low German borg, borge. Compare German Borg (credit).

Noun[edit]

borg n (genitive singular borgs, uncountable)

  1. bail
  2. (dated) credit
    At keypa upp á borg.
    To buy on credit.
Declension[edit]
n3s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative borg borgið
Accusative borg borgið
Dative borgi borginum
Genitive borgs borgsins
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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse borg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-. Related to berg, bjarg (rock”, “cliff ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

borg f (genitive singular borgar, nominative plural borgir)

  1. city
  2. castle
  3. a rocky hill (with cliffs)

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Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse borg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz (stronghold, city), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fort).

Noun[edit]

borg

  1. castle (fortified building)


This Norwegian entry was created from the translations listed at castle. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see borg in the Norwegian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2010


Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *burgz, whence also Old English burh (English borough), Old Saxon and Old High German burg (German Burg), Frankish *burg, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐍃 (baurgs). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fortified elevation). Related to bjarg.

Noun[edit]

borg f (genitive borgar, plural borgir)

  1. A city, town (often fortified)
  2. A castle
  3. Any fortified place

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish borgh ("fortress", "city"), from Old Norse borg (also "bulwark", "wall'), from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-. Akin to English borough, burgh, Old Irish bri (hence the name Birgitta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

borg c

  1. a fortified castle (or city)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From English, from cyborg.

Noun[edit]

borg c

  1. a borg
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