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beorg

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
beorg, beorh, biorg, biorh; gen. beorges; dat. beorge; pl. nom. acc. beorgas; gen. beorga; dat. beorgum; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§85; §323; §335;
a hill, mountain; collis, mons
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  • On Sýne beorg

    on Sion's hill,

      Exon. 20 b; Th. 54, 29; Cri. 876.
  • Óþ ða beorgas ðe man hǽt Alpis

    to the mountains which they call the Alps,

      Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 18, 44; 16, 17.
  • Ǽlc múnt and beorh byþ genyðerod

    omnis mons et collis humiliabitur,

      Lk. Bos. 3, 5.
  • Æt ðæm, beorge ðe man Athlans nemneþ

    at the mountain which they call Atlas,

      Ors. 1, 1; Bos. 16, 6.
a heap,
BURROW or barrow, a heap of stones, place of burial; tumulus
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  • Worhton mid stánum ánne steápne beorh him ofer

    congregaverunt super eum acervum magnum lapidum,

      Jos. 7, 26.
  • Bæd ðæt ge geworhton in bǽlstede beorh ðone heán

    he commanded [bade] that you should work the lofty barrow on the place of the funeral pile,

      Beo. Th. 6186; B. 3097 : 5606; B. 2807 : Exon. 50 a; Th. 173, 26; Gú. 1166 : 119 b; Th. 459, 31; Hö. 8.
Etymology
[Laym. berhȝe : Piers bergh; still used in the dialect of Yorkshire : Plat. barg : O. Sax. berg : O. Frs. berch, birg : Ger. berg : M. H. Ger. berc : O. H. Ger. perac : Goth. bairga-hei a mountainous district : Dan. bjærg, n : Swed. berg, n : O. Nrs. berg, n : derived from beorgan.]
Derived forms
DER. ge-beorg, -beorh, heáh-, mund-, sǽ-, sand-, stán-.
Linked entries
v.  beorh berg biorg.
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  • beorg, n.