gebur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Old English ġebūr (dweller, husbandman, farmer, countryman, boor), from Proto-West Germanic *gabūr, from Proto-Germanic *ga- + *būraz (house, room, dwelling), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to swell, wax, grow). More at bower, boor.

Noun[edit]

gebur (plural geburs)

  1. (historical) In Anglo-Saxon law, the owner of an allotment or yard-land, usually consisting of 30 acres; a villein.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *gabūr, from *ga- + Proto-Germanic *būraz.

Equivalent to ġe- +‎ būr (a farmer, bower). Cognate with Old Saxon gibūr (Dutch boer), Old High German gibūr.

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Noun[edit]

ġebūr m

  1. inhabitant; farmer, husbandman

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  • English: gebur