From Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ (“height”). Cognate with Old Saxon berg (Low German Barg, West Frisian berch, Dutch berg, Old High German berg (German Berg), Old Norse bjarg (Danish bjerg, Swedish berg), Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌲- (bairg-); and with Old Irish brí (“mountain”), Old Church Slavonic брѣгъ (brěgŭ) (Russian берег (béreg)), Sanskrit बृहत् (bṛhat, “high”).
beorg m (nominative plural beorgas)
- hill, mountain
- Oþ ða beorgas ðe man hæt Alpis. To the mountains that are called the Alps. (Orosius)
- mound, heap of stones, barrow
- high beach, elevated shore