burd

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English burde (woman, lady, young lady), possibly from Old English byrde (of noble birth) (compare Middle English berne (young man)), or alteration of Old English brȳd (bride). Origin of the English slang bird for a young woman.

Noun[edit]

burd (plural burds)

  1. (poetic) maiden, young woman

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

burd

  1. Alternative form of bord (board)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

burd

  1. Alternative form of brid (bird)

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian berd, from Proto-Germanic *bardaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰardʰeh₂.

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Noun[edit]

burd n (plural burden, diminutive burdsje)

  1. beard

Further reading[edit]

  • burd (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011