Berg

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: berg

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg

  1. A place name, notably of:
    1. A former duchy and later grand duchy in Westphalia (Western Germany).
    2. A municipality in Troms, Norway.
  2. A surname common in the US, associated with German or Scandinavian ancestry.

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German berg, from Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- (height), from *bʰeregʰ- (high, elevated). Compare Dutch berg, Low German Barg, West Frisian berch, English barrow, Danish bjerg, Swedish berg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɛʁk/, [bɛʁk], [bɛɐ̯k] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /bɛʁç/, [bɛɜ̯ç] (northern and central Germany; chiefly colloquial)
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Berg m (genitive Bergs or Berges, plural Berge)

  1. A mountain, hill

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg

  1. A surname, as of the composer Alban Berg.
  2. A place name, notably of

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg

  1. A municipality in Troms, Norway
  2. A surname​.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Berg

  1. A surname derived from berg (mountain).