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English

Etymology

From Old French borse (French: bourse)

Most likely from a man Van der Burse, outside whose house in Bruges (Flemish port) traders met. Perhaps from the Latin bursa meaning bag.

Noun

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Singular
bourse

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  1. stock exchange
  2. A meeting of stamp collectors and/or dealers, where stamps and covers are sold or exchanged. A bourse usually has no competitive exhibits of stamps or covers. Almost all public stamp exhibitions include a dealer bourse, though many bourses are held without a corresponding exhibition.

French

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin bursa, from Ancient Greek (bursa) 'leather'.

Pronunciation

Noun

bourse f. (plural bourses)

  1. (originallyTemplate loop detected: Template:context 1) purse
  2. its money content
  3. financial grant, such as a scholarship
  4. bourse, stock exchange or other commercial exchange
  5. bourse, trade fair or non-commercial fair

Derived terms

References

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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