Musselburgh etymology

English word Musselburgh comes from English mousle ((obsolete, transitive) To sport with roughly; to rumple.), English burgh

Detailed word origin of Musselburgh

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mousle English (eng) (obsolete, transitive) To sport with roughly; to rumple.
burgh English (eng) (Sussex) a small mound, often used in reference to tumuli (mostly restricted to place names).. (UK) a borough or chartered town (now only used as an official subdivision in Scotland).
Musselburgh English (eng) A suburb of Dunedin, New Zealand, named after the Scottish town.. A town in East Lothian council area, Scotland; historically it was in Midlothian (OS grid ref NT3472).

Words with the same origin as Musselburgh

Descendants of mousle
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