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Proto-IE: *bhurgh- ?
Meaning: watch-tower
Armenian: burgn `Turm'
Germanic: *burg- c., *burg-ia- n.
Russ. meaning: сторожевая башня etc.
Comments: A Wanderwort: cf. Arm burgn `toren', Aram burgin, burgon, Arab burǯ `kleine festing' (all probably from Hurro-Urartian and Caucasian). Greek pǘrgos is a loanword, as it show phonetics.

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