bergen

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Noun[edit]

bergen (plural bergens)

  1. (UK, military) A large rucksack.
    • 2012, Peter Ratcliffe, Eye of the Storm
      Their bergens were already stuffed almost to bursting point, as were their belt kits, with rations, water, radios and spare batteries, ammunition, personal equipment, sleeping bags, waterproofs, medical packs, survival kits, and much more.

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From Old Dutch *bergan, from Proto-Germanic *berganą.

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bergen (past singular borg, past participle geborgen)

  1. To store; to stash away
  2. To salvage (a vessel)

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bergen

  1. Plural form of berg

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German bergan, from Proto-Germanic *berganą.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛɐ̯ɡŋ̩/, /ˈbɛɐ̯ɡən̪/

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bergen (class 3 strong, third-person singular simple present birgt, past tense barg, past participle geborgen, past subjunctive bärge, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to save (someone); to rescue
  2. (transitive) to salvage; to recover
  3. (transitive) to conceal; shelter; to contain
  4. (transitive, naval) to take in (a sail); to shorten (a sail)
    die Segel bergen — “to shorten the sail”

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Swedish[edit]

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bergen

  1. definite plural of berg