burgrave

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Etymology[edit]

From German Burggraf, from Burg (castle) +‎ Graf (count). Compare Dutch burggraaf, French burgrave. See margrave.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɜːɡreɪv/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɜrɡreɪv/
  • Hyphenation: bur‧grave

Noun[edit]

burgrave (plural burgraves)

  1. (German, historical, Medieval) The military governor of a German town or castle; a nobleman of the same status

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