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From Old High German berhta meaning "bright one". A more modern variant of "Berchta", an epithet for Frijjō when said deity participated in the Wild Hunt.

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  1. A female given name.
    • 1858 Henry Wadswoth Longfellow, The Courtship of Miles Standish:
      You are the beautiful Bertha, the spinner, the queen of Helvetia; / She whose story I read at a stall in the streets of Southampton
    • 1921 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Rilla of Ingleside, Echo Library (2006), ISBN 1406821772, page 12:
      Why couldn't they have called her by her first name, Bertha, which was beautiful and dignified, instead of that silly "Rilla"?
    • 1983 Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg, McCleland-Bantam, ISBN 0770421342, page 135:
      "No wonder she never gets anywhere with a name like Bertha," Sally said, while having coffee afterwards with two of the other night-coursers. "It goes with her outfits, though." ( Bertha sports the macrame look, with health-food sandals and hand-weave skirts that don't do a thing for her square figure, [...])




Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name, cognate to English Bertha.


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Proper noun[edit]

Bertha ? (genitive Bertha)

  1. A female given name, cognate to Bertha.