\ ˈbu̇r(g) How to pronounce bourg (audio) \

Definition of bourg

: town, village: such as
a : one neighboring a castle
b : a market town

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Examples of bourg in a Sentence

the invaders captured the castle and sacked the bourg

First Known Use of bourg

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bourg

Middle English, from Anglo-French burc, borghe, from Latin burgus fortified place, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German burg fortified place — more at borough

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The first known use of bourg was in the 12th century

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“Bourg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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