Burg

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰerǵʰ-

From Old High German burg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- ‎(fortified elevation). Compare Dutch burcht, English borough, ‑bury, Danish borg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʊʁk/, [bʊʁk], [bʊɐ̯k] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /bʊɐ̯ç/ (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)

Noun[edit]

Burg f ‎(genitive Burg, plural Burgen or Bürge)

  1. castle, fortification

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form Bürge is archaic.

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External links[edit]

  • Burg in Duden online