burse

noun
\ ˈbərs How to pronounce burse (audio) \

Definition of burse

1a : purse
b : a square cloth case used to carry the corporal in a Communion service
2 obsolete : exchange, bourse

First Known Use of burse

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for burse

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin bursa

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“Burse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burse. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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