burgus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the early second century CE, of disputed origin: either a late borrowing from Proto-Germanic *burgz (or from a descendant in a daughter language, such as Frankish *burg or Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌲𐍃 (baurgs)) or from Ancient Greek πύργος (púrgos).

Noun[edit]

burgus m (genitive burgī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin, originally) A fort or castle, especially a smaller one; a watchtower.
  2. (Late Latin, generally) A fortified town; a walled town.
  3. (Medieval Latin) A borough: a town specially incorporated and with special rights.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative burgus burgī
genitive burgī burgōrum
dative burgō burgīs
accusative burgum burgōs
ablative burgō burgīs
vocative burge burgī

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