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Yes. The word burg is a Scrabble US word. The word burg is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word burg is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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Valid words made from Burg

You can make 13 words from 'burg' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'burg'

BURG 7GRUB 7

3 letters words from 'burg'

BRU 5BUG 6
BUR 5GUB 6
GUR 4RUB 5
RUG 4URB 5

2 letters words from 'burg'

GU 3UG 3
UR 2 

All 4 letters words made out of burg

burg ubrg brug rbug urbg rubg bugr ubgr bgur gbur ugbr gubr brgu rbgu bgru gbru rgbu grbu urgb rugb ugrb gurb rgub grub

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word burg. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in burg.

Definitions and meaning of burg

burg

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

The historical sense is from Late Latin burgus, from Frankish *burg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz (borough, fortification). Doublet of borough, Brough, burgh, burh, and bury. Also compare burgess.

The modern sense may have been formed in part by analogy with the many North American city names that are suffixed with -burg (a number of which in the Eastern United States once used -burgh instead. See burgh.), as well as being formed in part due to the German Burg.

Noun

burg (plural burgs)

  1. (Canada, US) A city or town.
  2. (historical) A fortified town in medieval Europe.
Related terms
  • burgher
  • burghermaster
  • burgomaster
  • burgrave
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

burg (plural burgs)

  1. (slang) burger

Anagrams

  • grub

Albanian

Etymology

Possibly borrowed from Late Latin burgus (fortress, watchtower), perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *burgz (fortress), or possibly borrowed from Ancient Greek πύργος (púrgos, watchtower, fortress), although this is difficult given the initial b- in Albanian.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [buɹɡ]

Noun

burg m (indefinite plural burgje, definite singular burgu, definite plural burgjet)

  1. jail, prison
Declension

Synonyms

  • hapsane f, haps m, quzë f, quar m

Further reading

  • Orel, Vladimir (1998), “burg”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 42

References


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʏrx/
  • Hyphenation: burg
  • Rhymes: -ʏrx

Noun

burg f (plural burgen, diminutive burgje n)

  1. Alternative form of burcht, now rarely used outside names.

Irish

Noun

burg m (genitive singular buirg, nominative plural buirg)

  1. Alternative form of buirg (borough)

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • "burg" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “burg” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “burg” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *burg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz.

Noun

burg f

  1. fortress, castle
  2. city

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: borch, burch
    • Dutch: burg, burcht
      • Afrikaans: burg
    • Limburgish: bórg, börch

Further reading

  • “burg”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Alternative forms

  • burh

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *burg, from Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fortified elevation).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /burɡ/, [burˠɣ]

Noun

burg f (nominative plural byrġ)

  1. city
  2. town
  3. a fortified place: stronghold, fort, castle

Declension

Synonyms

  • ċeaster

Derived terms

  • Cantwara burg
  • Rōme burg
  • underburg

Descendants

  • Middle English: burgh
    • Scots: burch, burgh
    • English: borough, -borough, Brough, burg, bur-, burgh, bury (as in borough, manor), -bury
  • English: burh (learned)

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *burg, Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fortified elevation).

Noun

burg f

  1. a castle
  2. a city

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle High German: burc
    • German: Burg
    • Luxembourgish: Buerg

References

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • burh
  • burug

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *burg, Proto-Germanic *burgz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ- (fortified elevation).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /burɣ/

Noun

burg f

  1. fort, castle
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  2. city, town
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Declension


Descendants

  • Middle Low German: borch
    • German Low German: Börg, Borg

Romanian

Etymology

From French bourg

Noun

burg n (plural burguri)

  1. burg, market town

Declension


Source: wiktionary.org
  • a fortified town.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)