Complete Definition of "barrow"

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English

Pronunciation

(UK): IPA|/Ëbær.ÉÊ/, SAMPA|/"b{[email protected]/
(US): AHD|bÄrʹÅ, IPA|/ËbæroÊ/, SAMPA|/"b{roU/
audio|En-us-barrow.ogg|audio (US)
rhymes|ærÉÊ

Etymology 1
From OE. beorg.

Noun
en-noun

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

Synonyms
tumulus

Translations
trans-top|mound of earth and stones raised over a grave
Czech: mohyla f
Dutch: t|nl|grafheuvel|m, t-|nl|tumulus|m, t|nl|grafterp|m
German: Grabhügel m
trans-mid
Polish: (archeol) kopiec m, kurhan m
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Etymology 2
Probably from an unrecorded OE. *bearwe âbasket, barrowâ, from beran âto bear, to carryâ.

Noun
en-noun

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

Derived terms
hand-barrow
luggage-barrow
wheel-barrow

Translations
trans-top|small vehicle used to carry a load and pulled or pushed by hand
Dutch: t+|nl|kar|f, t|nl|steekkar|f, t|nl|duwkar|f
French: brouette
German: Karren m, Karre f
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Polish: taczka f, taczki pl
Ido: brueto
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Etymology 3
From OE. bearg.

Noun
en-noun

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

Translations
trans-top|castrated boar
Dutch: t+|nl|barg|m
German: Borg m
trans-mid
Polish: kastrowany wieprz m
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Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Obsolete

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