From Proto-Germanic*burgz (“stronghold, city”). Cognate with Dutch burg, German Burg, Swedish borg, French bourg, Persian برج (borj, “tower; fort, battlement”).
Scots variant of borough
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Burgh Sentence Examples
Galashiels was created into a burgh of barony in 1599.
Hubert de Burgh was the last of the great justiciars; after his fall (1231) the justiciarship was not again committed to a great baron, and the chancellor soon took the position formerly occupied by the justiciar as second to the king in dignity, as well as in power and influence.
A huge car drawn by oxen, bearing the standard of the burgh, and carrying an altar with the host, this carroccio, like the ark of the Israelites, formed a rallying point in battle, and reminded the armed artisans that they had a city and a church to fight for.
The introduction of the factions into Florence in 1215, owing to a private quarrel between the Buondelmonti, Amidei and Donati, is a celebrated instance of what was happening in every burgh.
There is not a burgh of northern Italy but can trace the rise of a dynastic house to the vicissitudes of this period.