gebur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ġebūr (dweller, husbandman, farmer, countryman, boor), from Proto-Germanic *ga-, *būraz (house, room,dwelling), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰū- (to swell, wax, grow), equivalent to ge- +‎ bower. More at bower, boor.

Noun[edit]

gebur (plural geburs or geburas)

  1. (historical) In Anglo-Saxon law, the owner of an allotment or yard-land, usually consisting of 30 acres; a villein.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From būan. Cognate with Old Saxon gibūr (Dutch boer), Old High German gibūr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġebūr m

  1. inhabitant; farmer, husbandman