burgh

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *burgz (stronghold, city). Cognate with Dutch burg, German Burg, Swedish borg, French bourg, Persian برج (borj, tower; fort, battlement).

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Noun[edit]

burgh (plural burghs)

  1. (Sussex) a small mound, often used in reference to tumuli (mostly restricted to place names).
  2. (UK) a borough or chartered town (now only used as an official subdivision in Scotland).

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