beorg

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ (height). Cognate with Old Saxon berg (Low German Barg, West Frisian berch, Dutch berg, Old High German berg (German Berg), Old Norse bjarg (Danish bjerg, Swedish berg), Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌲- (bairg-); and with Old Irish brí (mountain), Old Church Slavonic брѣгъ (brěgŭ) (Russian берег (béreg)), Sanskrit बृहत् (bṛhát, high).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beorɡ/, [beorɣ]

Noun[edit]

beorg m (nominative plural beorgas)

  1. hill, mountain
    Oþ ða beorgas ðe man hæt Alpis. To the mountains that are called the Alps. (Orosius)
  2. mound, heap of stones, barrow
  3. high beach, elevated shore

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