- a young lady; maiden.
Origin of burd
Examples from the Web for burd
Historical Examples of burd
You call yourself the son of Burd, though you are the son of another man.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
Hector the hound recognises Burd Isbel after years of separation.
We suddenly realise how little there was to amuse the Burd Isbels of yore.
I vow she would fain have a burd That bids such a price for an owl.The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
These dogs belonged to Burd Isbel, and they were her special pets.Tales From Scottish Ballads
Elizabeth W. Grierson
poetic word for "woman, lady" in old ballads; later "young lady, maiden;" c.1200, perhaps from Old English byrde "wealthy, well-born." Or a metathesis of bryd "bride." The masculine equivalent was berne.