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Etymology 1

From Old English beorg, from Proto-Germanic *bergoz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ (height). Cognate with Dutch berg, German Berg; and with Russian берег (béreg).

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barrow

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  1. A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
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Etymology 2

Probably from an unrecorded Old English

  • bearwe (basket, barrow), from beran (to bear, to carry).

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barrow

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  1. A small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand.
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Etymology 3

From Old English bearg.

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barrow

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  1. (obsolete except in scientific use and in some dialects) A castrated boar.
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