Bern

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

German Bern, of uncertain further origin.

A popular folk etymology says it was named by its founder, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, after the first animal he saw in the area, a Bär(in) (bear) (compare Berlin, subject to a similar folk etymology).

The name is now thought to be connected to a Celtic word, Proto-Celtic *berna (cleft) and *branos (raven) (compare the name ΒΡΕΝΟΔΩΡ (BRENODŌR), on the Bern zinc tablet, which has also been connected with the Gaulish name Brennus).

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Bern

  1. The capital city of Switzerland; capital city of Bern canton.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.
  3. A diminutive of the male given name Bernard.

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References[edit]

  • Andres Kristol (ed.), 2005: Lexikon der schweizerischen Gemeindenamen, Huber, Frauenfeld, p. 143. →ISBN

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Bern

  1. Bern (the capital city of Switzerland; capital city of Bern canton)
  2. Bern (a canton of Switzerland)

Dutch[edit]

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Bern n

  1. Bern (the capital city of Switzerland; capital city of Bern canton)
  2. Bern (a canton of Switzerland)

Estonian[edit]

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Bern

  1. Bern (the capital city of Switzerland; capital city of Bern canton)
  2. Bern (a canton of Switzerland)

German[edit]

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Bern n (genitive Berns)

  1. Bern (the capital city of Switzerland; capital city of Bern canton)
  2. Bern (a canton of Switzerland)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Bȇrn m (Cyrillic spelling Бе̑рн)

  1. Bern (the capital city of Switzerland; capital city of Bern canton)
  2. Bern (a canton of Switzerland)

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References[edit]

  • Bern” in Hrvatski jezični portal

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Bern n (genitive Berns)

  1. Bern (the capital city of Switzerland; capital city of Bern canton)
  2. Bern (a canton of Switzerland)