Burian meaning

(Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A tomb; sepulchre.
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(Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A barrow; mound; tumulus; a kind of fortification.
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(Now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) A camp; hill-fort.
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Origin of burian

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.