burde

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Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

burde (present tense bør, past tense burde, past participle burdet)

  1. ought

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Old English bord.

Noun[edit]

burde

  1. Alternative form of bord

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Old French bourde.

Noun[edit]

burde

  1. Alternative form of bourde

Etymology 3[edit]

Probably from Old English byrde; in that case, equivalent to beren +‎ -th.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈburd(ə)/, /ˈbird(ə)/, /ˈbuːrd(ə)/, /ˈbiːrd(ə)/, /ˈbeːrd(ə)/
  • (SW England) IPA(key): /ˈbyrd(ə)/, /ˈbyːrd(ə)/

Noun[edit]

burde (plural burdes or burden)

  1. A noblewoman; a lady or maiden; especially the Virgin Mary.
  2. A young man, especially one of noble blood or Jesus Christ.
Usage notes[edit]

This term is mainly found in poetry in later Middle English.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse burði, preterite of byrja.

Verb[edit]

burde (present tense bør, simple past burde, past participle burdet) (modal verb)

  1. should, ought to
    Du bør få fikset det.
    You should get it fixed.

Notes[edit]

burde is often incorrectly used as the present tense in informal speech.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse burði, preterite of byrja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²bʉrdə/, /²buːrə/

Verb[edit]

burde (present tense bør, simple past burde, past participle burt) (modal verb)

  1. should, ought to
    Du burde få fiksa det.
    You should get it fixed.

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