bury vs entomb what difference

what is difference between bury and entomb

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) enPR: bĕr’ē, bû’rē; IPA(key): /ˈbɛɹ.i/, /ˈbɜː.ɹi/
    • (Scotland) IPA(key): /ˈbʌ.ɹi/ (also used by some outside Scotland)
    • (Middlesbrough and Lancashire) IPA(key): /ˈbʊ.ɹi/
  • (US) enPR: bĕr’ē, bûr’ē; IPA(key): /ˈbɛɹ.i/, /ˈbɝ.i/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹi
  • Homophone: berry

Etymology 1

Middle English burien, berien, from Old English byrġan, from Proto-Germanic *burgijaną (to keep safe), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- (to defend, protect). Cognate with Icelandic byrgja (to cover, shut; to hold in); West Frisian bergje (to keep), German bergen (to save/rescue something); also Albanian mburojë (shield), Eastern Lithuanian bir̃ginti (to save, spare), Russian бере́чь (beréčʹ, to spare), Ossetian ӕмбӕрзын (æmbærzyn, to cover).

The spelling with ⟨u⟩ represents the pronunciation of the West Midland and Southern dialects, while the Modern English pronunciation with /ɛ/ is from the Kentish dialects.

Verb

bury (third-person singular simple present buries, present participle burying, simple past and past participle buried)

  1. (transitive) To ritualistically inter in a grave or tomb.
  2. (transitive) To place in the ground.
  3. (transitive, often figuratively) To hide or conceal as if by covering with earth or another substance.
  4. (transitive, figuratively) To suppress and hide away in one’s mind.
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To put an end to; to abandon.
  6. (transitive, figuratively) To score a goal.
  7. (transitive, figuratively, slang) To kill or murder.
  8. To render imperceptible by other, more prominent stimuli; drown out.
  9. (transitive, figuratively, humorous) To outlive.
    Grandpa’s still in excellent health. He’ll bury us all!
Derived terms
Related terms
  • burian
Translations

Noun

bury (plural buries)

  1. (obsolete) A burrow.

References

Etymology 2

See borough.

Noun

bury (plural buries)

  1. A borough; a manor
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 5, “Twelfth Century”
      Indisputable, though very dim to modern vision, rests on its hill-slope that same Bury, Stow, or Town of St. Edmund; already a considerable place, not without traffic

Anagrams

  • Ruby, ruby

Polish

Etymology

A post-Mongol invasion Turkic borrowing as Ukrainian бу́рий (búryj) and Russian бу́рый (búryj), which latter see.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbu.rɨ/

Adjective

bury

  1. brownish dark grey
  2. dark grey with spots

Declension

Related terms

  • (prefix) buro-
  • (adverb) buro
  • (adjective) burawy
  • (nouns) burek, burość

Noun

bury m anim

  1. (regional) bear (ursid)

Further reading

  • bury in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scots

Etymology

From English bury. Replacing native form bery.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʌri/

Verb

bury (third-person singular present buries, present participle buryin, past buriet, past participle buriet)

  1. (transitive) to bury


English

Etymology

From Old French entomber (deposit in a tomb)

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -uːm

Verb

entomb (third-person singular simple present entombs, present participle entombing, simple past and past participle entombed)

  1. (transitive) To deposit in a tomb.
  2. (figuratively, transitive) To confine in restrictive surroundings.

Translations


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