[boorg; French boor]

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-FrenchLate Latin burgus < Germanic; see borough Unabridged


a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km). Capital: Bourg. Unabridged
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ain1 (eɪn)
a Scot word for own

ain2 (ˈɑːjɪn)
a variant of ayin

Ain (French ɛ̃)
1.  a department in E central France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Bourg. Pop: 539 006 (2003 est). Area: 5785 sq km (2256 sq miles)
2.  a river in E France, rising in the Jura Mountains and flowing south to the Rhône. Length: 190 km (118 miles)

bourg (bʊəɡ, French bur)
a French market town, esp one beside a castle
[C15: French, from Old French borc, from Late Latin burgus castle, of Germanic origin; see borough]

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Roman remains have been discovered at bourg, but little is known of its early history.
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