Another potential derivation of modern-day Bergamo could be from the Latin "Pergamum", the alternative name for Troy. This would make sense, given the stress would still be on the antepenult; also, the P sound is often interchangeable with B in modern Italian. Furthermore, the shift from the neuter ending "-um" to an "-o" is well documented and widespread in modern Italian.
Bergamask (not comparable)
- Of or characteristic of Bergamo, Italy.
- 1594-6 "Will it please you to see the epilogue, or to hear a Bergomask dance between two of our company?" — Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Bergamask (plural Bergamasks)