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Bure

Bure

See also: bure, burĕ, and burė

English

Proper noun

Bure

  1. A river in Norfolk, England.

German

Etymology

Backformation from the Dutch plural Boeren from Boer. The word originally means “farmer” in Dutch but also in several German dialects, which is probably why the form Bur was avoided in German. (The word Bauer, and even more Bur as a dialectal form, may have the pejorative implication of an illiterate person. Compare English boor.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /buːʁə/

Noun

Bure m (genitive Buren, plural Buren, feminine Burin)

  1. Boer

Declension

Derived terms

bure

bure

See also: Bure, burĕ, and burė

English

Noun

bure (plural bures)

  1. A traditional Fijian cottage with a steep thatched roof and wide windows.

Afrikaans

Noun

bure

  1. plural of buur

Danish

Noun

bure n

  1. plural indefinite of bur

French

Etymology

Latin burra, nominative feminine singular of burrus.

Noun

bure f (plural bures)

  1. frieze (cloth)
  2. habit (monk's robe)

Italian

Etymology

From Latin bura.

Noun

bure f (plural buri)

  1. beam of a plough

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bûre/
  • Hyphenation: bu‧re

Noun

bȕre n (Cyrillic spelling бу̏ре)

  1. barrel

Declension


Swahili

Adjective

bure (invariable)

  1. free (obtainable without payment)

Adverb

bure

  1. in vain; pointlessly; fruitlessly