bur

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See also: búr, bür, and bur-

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Scandinavian language, such as Danish burre (bur, burdock). See also burr.

Noun[edit]

bur (plural burs)

  1. A rough, prickly husk around the seeds or fruit of some plants.
  2. Any of several plants having such husks.
  3. A rotary cutting implement having a selection of variously shaped heads.
  4. Alternative form of burr (small piece of material)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse búr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buːr/, [b̥uːˀɐ̯], [b̥uɐ̯ˀ]

Noun[edit]

bur n (singular definite buret, plural indefinite bure)

  1. cage

Inflection[edit]


Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse burr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bur m (genitive singular burs, nominative plural burir)

  1. (poetic) son

Declension[edit]

The accusative plural buru also exists, but is only used in the phrase eiga börn og buru.


Istro-Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bonus.

Adjective[edit]

bur m (feminine burĕ, neuter buro)

  1. good

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bur

  1. rafsi of bunre.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

bur n (definite singular buret; indefinite plural bur; definite plural bura/burene)

  1. cage

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būraz. Cognate with Old Saxon būr, Old High German būr (German Bauer ‘birdcage’), Old Norse búr (Swedish bur).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

būr m

  1. private chamber, room

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būraz, whence also Old English būr, Old Norse búr.

Noun[edit]

būr m

  1. peasant
  2. quarters

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *būraz, whence also Old English būr, Old Norse búr.

Noun[edit]

būr m

  1. neighbour
  2. inhabitant
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Same as the masculine noun.

Noun[edit]

būr n

  1. dwelling

Romagnol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *burius, compare Italian buio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bur m

  1. darkness (lack of light)
    • December 2007, Nevio Spadoni, Guido Bianchi, Urazion in la Ludla, il Papiro, page 9:
      Te, che t’vid / la luš int e’ mi bur, []
      You, who sees / the light in my darkness, []

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bur c

  1. a cage
  2. (slang) a prison, a jail, an arrest
    att sitta i buren
    to be imprisoned

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Veps[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bur

  1. brown

Noun[edit]

bur

  1. brown