burthen definition

  • noun:
    • a weight.
    • The tonnage of a ship on the basis of the amount of tuns of wine so it could carry-in its holds.
    • Archaic spelling of burden.
    • Older kind of burden.
    • An erroneous form of burden, by confusion with burden and burden.
    • a variant of `burden'
  • verb:
    • Archaic spelling of burden.
    • weight down with a lot
  • noun-and-verb-transitive:
    • See burden.
  • others:
    • Older kind of burden.

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