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bourg

[boo rg; French boor] /bʊərg; French bur/
noun, plural bourgs
[boo rgz; French boor] /bʊərgz; French bur/ (Show IPA)
1.
a town.
2.
a French market town.
Origin of bourg
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-FrenchLate Latin burgus < Germanic; see borough

Ain

[an] /ɛ̃/
noun
1.
a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km).
Capital: Bourg.
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Examples from the Web for bourg
Historical Examples
  • You look very much sprucer than you did the last time you were at bourg.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • In 1070 it was surrounded with walls and became a "bourg" (borough).

    Belgium

    Emile Cammaerts
  • The day before the bourg was taken Bertulph managed to effect his escape.

    The Story of Bruges Ernest Gilliat-Smith
  • The scite of the castle is still visible near the bourg of Montfort.

  • I slept at Lyons, and on the morrow by ten in the morning I was at bourg.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • He had spent but one night at Lyons because he was in a hurry to reach bourg.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • In fact the rider had not skirted bourg, but had boldly entered the town.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • That you will first go to bourg and ask your sister from which side the refusal came.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • The rustic cackle of his bourg drowns the murmur of the world.

    Essays on Modern Novelists William Lyon Phelps
  • It was bourg, and one of the spires belonged to the church of Brou.

    The Car That Went Abroad

    Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for bourg

bourg

/bʊəɡ; French bur/
noun
1.
a French market town, esp one beside a castle
Word Origin
C15: French, from Old French borc, from Late Latin burgus castle, of Germanic origin; see borough

ain1

/eɪn/
determiner
1.
a Scot word for own

ain2

/ˈɑːjɪn/
noun
1.
a variant of ayin

Ain

/French ɛ̃/
noun
1.
a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop: 539 006 (2003 est). Area: 5785 sq km (2256 sq miles)
2.
a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)
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