Bernstein

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Etymology[edit]

Via German Low German from Middle Low German bernstein, barnstēn. Pertaining to brennen (to burn) with Low German metathesis of -r- (compare bersten, Born). Cognate with English brimstone and Old Norse brennisteinn. The word was borrowed from Middle Low German into several Scandinavian and Slavic languages.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛʁnˌʃtaɪ̯n/, [ˈbɛʁnˌʃtaɪ̯n], [ˈbɛɐ̯n-]
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Noun[edit]

Bernstein m (genitive Bernsteins or Bernsteines, plural Bernsteine)

  1. amber

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