Burg

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See also: burg and -burg

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of Burgundy.

Noun[edit]

Burg (countable and uncountable, plural Burgs)

  1. Burgundy wine.
    • 2018, Joel Berman, “Rhône Vintages”, in So You Want to Be a Wine Merchant?, Tucson, AZ: Wheatmark, →ISBN, page 98:
      Many 2006 Burgundy reds are drinking well now, the better 2007s, especially Chambolles, have been beautiful for a while, and the 2008s could be left alone for a year or so to resolve their tannins. I find many 2011 and 2012 Burgs seductive, and irresistible, just bursting with fruit.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German burg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰérǵʰ-s, a form of 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)
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Noun[edit]

Burg f (genitive Burg, plural Burgen or Bürge)

  1. castle, fortification

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form Bürge is archaic and out of use.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Burg in Duden online