Origin of English word BURGOMASTER

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The word BURGOMASTER is addressed in the entry: BOROUGH


English Word

BOROUGH

Edenic Word

BeeYRaH

Hebrew Word

בירה

Transliteration

Bet-Yod-Resh-Hey

Pronounciation

Beer-AH

Conversion

[BRH → BR-GH]

Meaning

capital city, castle, fort

Roots

A BOROUGH is a fortified town or BURG, from Old English burh and burg (fortified town).  The alleged Indo-European “root” is bhergh- 2 ( high; with derivatives referring to hills and hill-forts .”   

  בירה BeeYRaH (capital city, castle, fort…often built on a defensible height  -- Nehemia1:1 and I Chronicles 29:1.  The built-in opposite is בר  BahR (field outside the city gates, thus suburb – see BARRIO.


Branches

For a distant metropolis with  בירה BeeYRaH , see SINGAPORE.   Reverse B-R to get the Latin source of URBAN – see URBAN..

בירנית    BeeYRa NeeYT is a BARONIAL palace, fortified castle or "fortress" in IIChronicles27:4

The AHD’s cognates of BOROUGH include: BARROW, BELFRY, BOURG, BOURGEOIS, BURG, BURGER, BURGESS, BURGLAR,  BURGOMASTER, FAUBOURG, ICEBERG WEIR, BOURG (village near a castle), and BURH.  The AHD includes the following derivatives of Latin fortis, strong: COMFORT, EFFORT, ENFORCE, FORCE (see FORCE), FORT, FORTE, FORTIFY, FORTISSIMO, FORTITUDE, FORTRESS and REINFORCE.

The Italian borgo means both village and suburb. See URBAN.


Bible Verses

Nehemiah 1:1 דברי נחמיה בן־חכליה ויהי בחדשׁ־כסלו שׁנת עשׂרים ואני הייתי בשׁושׁן הבירה׃

“The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it came to pass in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the castle,”


Strong

(1002)

Related Words

URBAN



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