Bergen

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English[edit]

Bergen city

Etymology 1[edit]

From Norwegian Bergen, from Old Norse Bjǫrgvin (meadow between the mountains).

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen

  1. A port city in Norway.
    Bergen, in Hordaland county, is Norway's second-largest city.
  2. A Catholic diocese named after the above see.
  3. A city and hamlet in North Dakota.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch Bergen, from Middle Dutch bergen.

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen

  1. A municipality and village in Limburg province, Netherlands.
  2. A municipality and town in North Holland province, Netherlands.
  3. A town and village in Genesee County, New York, United States.
  4. An unincorporated community in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States.
  5. A town in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
  6. A town in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
  7. (historical) A part of New Netherland, the name survives in Bergen County.
Translations[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Plural of berg (mountain).

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen n

  1. Mons (a city, municipality, and capital of Hainaut, Belgium)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Norwegian Bergen, from Old Norse Bjǫrgvin (meadow between the mountains).

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen n

  1. Bergen (a port city in Norway)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

  • (Limburg) First attested as de barge in 1230. Initially derived from the dative singular form of Middle Dutch berg (hill, elevated place). The toponym later shifted to the dative plural form of berg and acquired the meaning settlement at/on the hill.
  • (Noord-Holland) First attested as bergum in 918-948. Derived from the dative plural form of Old Dutch berga (hill, elevated place), referring here to a series of dunes.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Ber‧gen

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen n

  1. A village and municipality of Limburg, Netherlands.
    Synonym: Baerge (dialect form)
    Meronyms: Afferden, Aijen, Beekheuvel, Bergsche Heide, Bleijenbeek, Bosscherheide, Elsteren, Gening, Groote Horst, Hengeland, Heukelom, Kamp, Kleine Horst, Knikkerdorp, Koekoek, Lakei, Op de Belt, Rimpelt, Siebengewald, Smal, 't Leuken, Tuindorp, Vrij, Well, Wellerlooi, Zeelberg
  2. A village and municipality of North Holland, Netherlands.
    Meronyms: Aagtdorp, Bergen aan Zee, Bregtdorp, Catrijp, Camperduin, Egmond aan den Hoef, Egmond aan Zee, Egmond-Binnen, Egmondermeer, Groet, Hargen, Het Woud, Rinnegom, Schoorl, Westdorp, Wimmenum, Zanegeest
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • van Berkel, Gerard; Samplonius, Kees (2018), “bergen”, in Nederlandse plaatsnamen verklaard (in Dutch), Mijnbestseller.nl, →ISBN

Anagrams[edit]

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Norwegian Bergen, from Old Norse Bjǫrgvin (meadow between the mountains).

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen ?

  1. Bergen (a port city in Norway)

German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Dutch berg (mountain) [cfr. etymology 2], German Berg (mountain), etc.

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen n (proper noun, genitive Bergens or (optionally with an article) Bergen)

  1. A city in Hesse
  2. A town on the island of Rügen, in the Baltic Sea, Germany
  3. The Belgian city Mons, in the former countship Hennegau (and modern Hainaut province)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Norwegian Bergen, from Old Norse Bjǫrgvin (meadow between the mountains), cognate with Dutch berg (mountain) [cfr. etymology 1], German Berg (mountain), etc.

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen n (proper noun, genitive Bergens or (optionally with an article) Bergen)

  1. Bergen (a port city in Norway)

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

Bergen

  1. dative plural of Berg

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nb
View of Lille Lungegårdsvann, Fisketorget and the rest of the downtown area, in Bergen, Norway.

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Bjǫrgvin (Bergen), from bjarg (rock, boulder, cliff) + vin (meadow, pasture). The locations outside of Norway, are derived directly from the Norwegian city.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛrɡən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ən
  • Hyphenation: Ber‧gen

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen

  1. Bergen (a port city, urban area, and municipality of Vestland, Norway)
  2. Bergen (a historical county of Norway)
  3. Bergen (a city and hamlet in North Dakota, United States)
  4. Bergen (an unincorporated community in Mountain View County, Canada)
  5. Bergen (a town in Genesee County, New York, United States)
  6. Bergen (a village in Bergen, Genesee County, New York, United States)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Bergen” in Store norske leksikon

Anagrams[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Bjǫrgvin (meadow between the mountains), influenced by German due to the Hanseatic League and eventually replaced the native Bjørgvin. From bjarg (rock, boulder, cliff) + vin (meadow, pasture).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /¹bɛrɡən/
  • (Bergen) IPA(key): [¹bæːɰ.ɡɛn]
  • (Strilalandet, traditional) IPA(key): /bærn/

Proper noun[edit]

Bergen

  1. Bergen (a port city and municipality of Hordaland, Norway)
  2. A former county of Western Norway, now a part of Hordaland

Related terms[edit]