burthen

[ bur-thuh n ]
/ ˈbɜr ðən /

noun, verb (used with object) Archaic.


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. bursting,
  2. bursting point,
  3. bursting strength,
  4. burstone,
  5. burt,
  6. burton,
  7. burton upon trent,
  8. burton, harold hitz,
  9. burton, richard,
  10. burton, robert

Related formsbur·then·some, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for burthen

burthen

/ (ˈbɜːðən) /

noun, verb

an archaic word for burden 1
Derived Formsburthensome, adjective

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Word Origin and History for burthen

burthen

see burden.

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