berg

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See also: Berg and Berğ

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of iceberg.

Noun[edit]

berg (plural bergs)

  1. An iceberg.
    • 1997, Rugh, David J.; Kim E.W. Shelden, “Spotted Seals, Phoca Largha, in Alaska”, in Marine Fisheries Review, volume 59, number 1, page 1:
      The ice was thin, and only a few areas had bergs large enough to support marine mammals.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans berg.

Noun[edit]

berg (plural bergs)

  1. (chiefly South Africa) mountain
    • 2004, Alan Goldfein, “A Wonderful Drive”, in Europe's Macadam, America's Tar: How America Really Compares to "Old Europe"[1], American Editions, ISBN 9783000143571, page 46:
      There are in fact many such subterranean underways in Germany, speeding traffic beneath bergs, burgs and villages and into and around and under big city downtowns ...

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch berg.

Noun[edit]

berg (plural berge, diminutive bergie)

  1. mountain
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch bergen.

Verb[edit]

berg (present berg, present participle bergende, past participle geberg)

  1. to salvage, usually cargo from a ship
  2. to store; to stash; to put away
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch berch, from Old Dutch berg, from Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-.

Noun[edit]

berg m (plural bergen, diminutive bergje n)

  1. mountain, hill

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Verb[edit]

berg

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bergen
  2. imperative of bergen

Faroese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse berg, from Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-.

Noun[edit]

berg n (genitive singular bergs, plural berg)

  1. cliff, cliff face

Declension[edit]

Declension of berg
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative berg bergið berg bergini
accusative berg bergið berg bergini
dative bergi berginum bergum bergunum
genitive bergs bergsins berga berganna

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

berg n (genitive singular bergs, nominative plural berg)

  1. a rock face

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Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch berch, from Old Dutch berg, from Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-..

Noun[edit]

berg m

  1. (geography) mountain

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse berg, bjarg

Noun[edit]

berg n (definite singular berget, indefinite plural berg, definite plural berga or bergene)

  1. a mountain or hill
  2. rock
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

berg

  1. imperative of berge

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse berg, bjarg.

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berg n (definite singular berget, indefinite plural berg, definite plural berga)

  1. a mountain or hill
  2. rock

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bergaz.

Noun[edit]

berg m

  1. mountain, hill

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bergaz.

Noun[edit]

berg m (plural berga)

  1. mountain, hill

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Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bergaz.

Noun[edit]

berg n

  1. rock, boulder
  2. cliff, precipice

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • berg in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[2], Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Saxon[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-.

Noun[edit]

berg m

  1. mountain, hill

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bjarg, berg, from Proto-Germanic *bergaz, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerǵʰ-.

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berg n

  1. a mountain
  2. bedrock, mine
    man har borrat genom berget, för att finna rikedom
    they have drilled through the bedrock, hoping to find wealth
    eld i berget!
    warning cry that an explosive charge has been ignited in a mine
  3. a mountain, a very large heap
    Ett berg med papper
    A mountain of paper

Declension[edit]

Declension of berg 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative berg berget berg bergen
Genitive bergs bergets bergs bergens

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bjarga (pres. berg), from Proto-Germanic *berganą.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²bɛːre/, /²bɛːrɪ/, /²be̞rɡ/

Noun[edit]

berg (preterite berd)

  1. to harvest hay
  2. (reflexive) to have a livelihood, protect oneself

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