Other Word Forms of Burst
Origin of Burst
Middle English bersten, from Old English berstan, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną (compare West Frisian boarste, Dutch barsten, Swedish brista), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰre-s-t- (compare Irish bris (“to break”)), enlargement of *bʰreHi- (“to snip, split”). More at brine.
Middle English bursten from Old English berstan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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