What does burthen mean?

Definitions for burthen
ˈbɜr ðənbur·then

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burthenverb

    a variant of `burden'

  2. burden, burthen, weight, weight downverb

    weight down with a load

Wiktionary

  1. burthennoun

    The tonnage of a ship based on the number of tuns of wine that it could carry in its holds.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Burthen, Burthennoun

    Sacred to ridicule his whole life long,
    And the sad burthen of some merry song. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Burthen, Burthennoun

    Sacred to ridicule his whole life long,
    And the sad burthen of some merry song. Alexander Pope.

ChatGPT

  1. burthen

    Burthen is an old English term, which is now spelled as "burden." It has two primary meanings: 1) Something that is carried, like a load. This can be a physical object, but is often used metaphorically to refer to responsibilities, difficulties, or unpleasant tasks that someone has to deal with. 2) A duty or responsibility that causes hardship, inconvenience, or stress. This can be in relation to a job, a personal situation, or a state of mind. It is also used in music to mean the chorus or refrain of a song.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burthen

    see Burden

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Burthen

    bur′thn, n. and v.t. For Burden.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. burthen

    See BURDEN.

Editors Contribution

  1. burthen

    burthen is used as a substitute for " chorus " or "refrain " in many of Jerome Kern 's published songs.

    " Jerome Kern used the lovely old-fashioned word "burthen" instead of "refrain" which is why I publish my songs under the aegis of Burthen Music. "


    Submitted by anonymous on June 5, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burthen in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burthen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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