As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [Fr. bourgeois; Chaucer burgeis; a for. word, of Teut. origin, from burg]:—a burgess, Fas. iii. 358: in mod. usage, a big man.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚱᚴᛁᛁᛋᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.