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burg, feminine athematic. fortified place; fortress; town; city.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

accusativeburuh burh burga
genitiveburge byriġ byrg burga
dativebyriġ burgum

This word occurs 25 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of burg in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.


  • 53. burgum.
  • 1968. burgum. fortified places.
  • 2433. burgum. fortified places, fortresses.
  • 2452. burgum. fortified places, fortresses.

Battle of Maldon

  • 291 burh. fortified place, town, fortress, city.

Boethius on Fame

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

  • [10] byrig. fortress.


  • 58 burga. of fortresses, of towns.
  • 137 byriġ. city's.
  • 149 byriġ. city.
  • 203 byriġ. city.
  • 326 byriġ. city.

Martyrdom of Ælfheah

  • [7] byriġ. town.
  • [8] buruh. town.
  • [10] byriġ. town.

Ohthere and Wulfstan

  • [60] byriġ. town, city.
  • [60] burh. town, city.

Selection of Riddles

  • c5 byriġ. fortified place.
  • b6 burgum. fortified places.
  • a9 burgum. fortified places.

Exercises and sample sentences

  • byrig. town.
  • byrg. of the fortified place.
  • burga. fortified places, towns.