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Hi Ananda.

For what it's worth: the Teutonic word, borg, berg, bjerg, meaning a mountain and/or a fortress is allied to barrow, meaning a hill or a mound, from which comes borough and the French word for citizen: bourgeois. In Danish a borger means citizen, eg: Victor Borge, Borgerkrig; civil war.

I can find no accepted connection to the French word for shepherd: berger, but I'm sure the word derived from the Gothic bairgan, meaning to hide, bury or keep, as in a mound or barrow.

Bent

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Borges on Jesus and Judas 864 ananda 01-Mar-04 22:44
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 190 Briffits 01-Mar-04 23:52
A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 186 ananda 02-Mar-04 01:58
Re: A little on Runeberg and his "superfluous Judas" argument 162 Briffits 02-Mar-04 08:54
Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 187 ananda 02-Mar-04 13:24
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 172 javier 02-Mar-04 17:46
Re: Yes, Runeberg is a fictional creation 211 ananda 02-Mar-04 20:29
Lund is in Sweden, /t 966 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 187 ananda 02-Mar-04 21:47
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 250 Briffits 02-Mar-04 22:09
Re: Lund is in Sweden, /t 188 javier 03-Mar-04 12:04
Lund is in Sweden, n/t 159 Briffits 02-Mar-04 20:38
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 174 Melusine 04-Mar-04 02:04
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 164 timewaster 04-Mar-04 03:29
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 171 ananda 04-Mar-04 12:52
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 180 Bent 04-Mar-04 16:43
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 152 ananda 04-Mar-04 17:03
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 175 Bent 04-Mar-04 17:14
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 208 ananda 04-Mar-04 18:09
Re: Borges on Jesus and Judas 292 Bent 04-Mar-04 18:22


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