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Also called Barrow-in-Furness
[bar-oh-in-fur-nis] /ˈbær oʊ ɪnˈfɜr nɪs/ (Show IPA). a seaport in Cumbria, in NW England.
Point, the N tip of Alaska: the northernmost point of the U.S.
a town in N Alaska, S of Barrow Point: site of a government science-research center.
See wheelbarrow, handbarrow
Also called barrowful. the amount contained in or on a barrow
(mainly Brit) a handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors
(Northern English, dialect) concern or business (esp in the phrases that’s not my barrow, that’s just my barrow)
(Irish & Scot, dialect) into one’s barrow, suited to one’s interests or desires
a heap of earth placed over one or more prehistoric tombs, often surrounded by ditches. Long barrows are elongated Neolithic mounds usually covering stone burial chambers; round barrows are Bronze Age, covering burials or cremations
a castrated pig
a river in SE Ireland, rising in the Slieve Bloom Mountains and flowing south to Waterford Harbour. Length: about 193 km (120 miles)
See Barrow-in-Furness, Barrow Point

“vehicle for carrying a load,” c.1300, barewe, probably from an unrecorded Old English *bearwe “basket, barrow,” from beran “to bear, to carry” (see bear (v.)). The original had no wheel and required two persons to carry it.

“mound,” Old English beorg (West Saxon), berg (Anglian) “barrow, mountain, hill, mound,” from Proto-Germanic *bergaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German berg “mountain,” Old North bjarg “rock”), from PIE root *bheregh- “high, elevated” (cf. Old Church Slavonic bregu “mountain, height,” Old Irish brigh “mountain,” Sanskrit b’rhant “high,” Old Persian bard- “be high”). Obsolete except in place-names and southwest England dialect by 1400; revived by modern archaeology.

In place-names used of small continuously curving hills, smaller than a dun, with the summit typically occupied by a single farmstead or by a village church with the village beside the hill, and also of burial mounds. [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names]

Meaning “mound erected over a grave” was a specific sense in late Old English. Barrow-wight first recorded 1869 in Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris’s translation of the Icelandic saga of Grettir the Strong.


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