Burggraf

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German burcgrâve, from Old High German burggrāfo, burggrāfio. Equivalent to Burg (castle) +‎ Graf (count).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbʊrkɡraːf]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Burg‧graf

Noun[edit]

Burggraf m (genitive Burggrafen, plural Burggrafen, feminine Burggräfin)

  1. (historical) a male burgrave (a military governor or commander of a castle, fortress or medieval fortified town, especially within the Holy Roman Empire)
  2. similar to a French chatelain or Late Middle English castellan

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