bergh

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English berghen, berwen, berȝhen, berȝen, from Old English beorgan (to save, deliver, preserve, guard, defend, fortify, spare, beware of, avoid, guard against), from Proto-Germanic *berganą (to shelter, protect), from Proto-Indo-European *bhergh- (to protect, defend, save, preserve). Cognate with Dutch bergen (to store, save, rescue), German bergen (to salvage, recover, hise, rescue, save), Icelandic bjarga (to save), Russian беречь (beréch' < beregti, to protect, defend, save, preserve). Related to bury.

Verb[edit]

bergh (third-person singular simple present berghs, present participle berghing, simple past and past participle berghed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To give shelter; protect; preserve; deliver; save.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English berg, berȝ, berȝe, from Old English beorg (in compounds) (compare scūrbeorg (roof, shelter from the storm)), from Old English beorgan (to shelter, protect). See above.

Noun[edit]

bergh (plural berghs)

  1. (obsolete) Protection; shelter.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English bergh, from Old English beorg (mountain, hill, mound, barrow, burial place), from Proto-Germanic *bergaz (hill, mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- (height). More at barrow.

Noun[edit]

bergh (plural berghs)

  1. (UK dialectal) A hill.
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