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King James Dictionary

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Greek - not burdensome, from being a burden
Greek - burden, burdensome, burdens
Greek - burden
Greek - burden, burdens
Greek - burden
Greek - burden
Greek - be burdensome, burden
Greek - beast of burden
Hebrew - burden
Hebrew - burden
Hebrew - burden
Hebrew - burden, burdens
Hebrew - oppressive burden
Hebrew - bearer of burden, burden, burden bearers
Hebrew - burden
Hebrew - burden, burdens
Hebrew - burden
Hebrew - burden, bears our burden, burdensome
Hebrew - burden
Hebrew - burden
Hebrew - burden

BURD'EN, n. burd'n; written also burthen. L. fero,or porto.

1. That which is borne or carried; a load. Hence,
2. That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome or oppressive.
3. A birth.
4. The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each verse; the chorus; so called from the application of this word to the drone or base, and the pipe or string which plays it, in an instrument. A chord which is to be divided, to perform the intervals of music,when open and undivided, is also called the burden.
5. In common language, that which is often repeated; a subject on which one dwells.
6. A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.
7. The contents of a ship; the quantity or number of tons, a vessel will carry; as a ship of a hundred tons burden.
8. A club. Not in use.

BURD'EN, v.t. burd'n. To load; to lay on a heavy load; to incumber with weight. Hence,

1. To oppress with any thing grievous; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
2. To surcharge; as, to burden the memory.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Burden'". "King James Dictionary".


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