Burgh meaning

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A chartered town or borough in Scotland.
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(brit.) A borough.
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In Scotland, an incorporated or chartered town.
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(Sussex) A small mound, often used in reference to tumuli (mostly restricted to place names).
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(UK) A borough or chartered town (now only used as an official subdivision in Scotland).
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Origin of burgh

  • Scots variant of borough

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Proto-Germanic *burgz (“stronghold, city”). Cognate with Dutch burg, German Burg, Swedish borg, French bourg, Persian برج (borj, “tower; fort, battlement”).

    From Wiktionary