- An inhabitant of a *burh, as in *ASC. In *DB the Latin term used for such a person was burgensis. Town-dwellers or countrymen, the burhwaru were still robust: in ASC 994, the burhwaru of London inflicted more harm and injury than Sweyn and his men had expected, driving them off.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.