Definitions

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  • n. A tomb; sepulchre.
  • n. A barrow; mound; tumulus; a kind of fortification.
  • n. A camp; hill-fort.

Etymologies

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From Middle English bürȝen, from Old English byrgen, burgen ("burying-place, grave, sepulchre, tomb, burial"), from Proto-Germanic *burginnijō (“burial”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh- (“to shelter, protect, save, preserve”). Related to Old English byrgan ("to raise a mound, hide, bury, inter"). More at bury.

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