Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Walled town, in my words + walled towns

burs : walled town

The Illunse word for walled town is burs. Burs is a last name. Burs were an ancient Germanic tribe of Dacia. Burs is the name of towns in Iran and Sweden.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word urbs (city, walled town), and the Old English word burg (dwelling or dwellings within a fortified enclosure, fort, castle; borough, walled town).

bursa : walled towns

The Illunse word for walled towns (nominative plural) is bursa. Bursa is a last name. In Latin bursa means purse. Bursa is the name of a cities in Turkey and Ethiopia.

Walled towns in Latin is urbis. Walled towns in Old English is byrg.

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