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  • noun [ feminine ]
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byrig, e; f: acc. s. byrig, byrige
A city; urbs, civitas
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  • Hér Cúþa gefeaht wið Brytwalas æt Biedcan forda, and genam Lygeanbyrig and Ægles byrig

    in this year Cutha fought against the Brito-Welsh at Bedford, and took Lenbury and Aylesbury,

      Chr. 571; Th. 33, 28.
  • Cantwara byrig forbarn ðý geáre

    Canterbury was burnt down in this year,

      754; Th. 81, 36, col. 2.
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