burgh

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰerǵʰ-

From Proto-Germanic *burgz ‎(stronghold, city). Cognate with Dutch burg, German Burg, Swedish borg, French bourg, Persian برج ‎(borj, tower; fort, battlement).

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Noun[edit]

burgh ‎(plural burghs)

  1. (Sussex) a small mound, often used in reference to tumuli (mostly restricted to place names).
  2. (Britain) a borough or chartered town (now only used as an official subdivision in Scotland).

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