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bourg

[boo rg; French boor] /bʊərg; French bur/
noun, plural bourgs
[boo rgz; French boor] /bʊərgz; French bur/ (Show IPA)
1.
a town.
2.
a French market town.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-FrenchLate Latin burgus < Germanic; see borough

Ain

[an] /ɛ̃/
noun
1.
a department in E France. 2249 sq. mi. (5825 sq. km).
Capital: Bourg.
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Examples for bourg
  • Roman remains have been discovered at bourg, but little is known of its early history.
British Dictionary definitions for bourg

bourg

/bʊəɡ; French bur/
noun
1.
a French market town, esp one beside a castle
Word Origin
C15: French, from Old French borc, from Late Latin burgus castle, of Germanic origin; see borough

ain1

/eɪn/
determiner
1.
a Scot word for own

ain2

/ˈɑːjɪn/
noun
1.
a variant of ayin

Ain

/French ɛ̃/
noun
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)
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AIN

American Institute of Nutrition
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