byrþen

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *burþinjō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbyrθen/, [ˈbyrˠðen]

Noun[edit]

byrþen f

  1. burden
    Þā strangan sċulon beran þāra unstrangena byrðenne.
    The strong should bear the burden of the weak.
    Fǣrlīċe ġehrēas sēo bryċġ under þǣre hefigan byrðenne.
    Suddenly the bridge collapsed under the heavy burden.

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