burcht

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • burg (now chiefly in names)

Etymology[edit]

With seemingly random addition of -t, from Middle Dutch burch, from Old Dutch *burg, from Proto-West Germanic *burg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fortified elevation).

Cognate with German Burg, English borough, -bury, burrow, Danish borg.

For sense two, compare English burrow.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʏrxt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: burcht

Noun[edit]

burcht m or f (plural burchten, diminutive burchtje n)

  1. citadel, castle, borough
    Synonyms: citadel, kasteel, sterkte
  2. burrow of a badger, fox or beaver

Derived terms[edit]