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1. A market town.
2. A medieval village, especially one situated near a castle.
[French, from Old French, from Late Latin burgus, fortress, of Germanic origin; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]
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bourg(bʊəɡ; French bur)
a French market town, esp one beside a castle
[C15: French, from Old French borc, from Late Latin burgus castle, of Germanic origin; see borough]
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1. a town.
2. a French market town.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French « Late Latin burgus < Germanic; see borough]
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