bergh

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English berghen, berwen, berȝhen, berȝen, from Old English beorgan ‎(to save, deliver, preserve, guard, defend, fortify, spare, beware of, avoid, guard against), from Proto-Germanic *berganą ‎(to shelter, protect), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- ‎(to protect, defend, save, preserve). Cognate with Dutch bergen ‎(to store, save, rescue), German bergen ‎(to salvage, recover, hise, rescue, save), Icelandic bjarga ‎(to save), Russian беречь ‎(beréch' < beregti, to protect, defend, save, preserve). Related to bury.

Verb[edit]

bergh ‎(third-person singular simple present berghs, present participle berghing, simple past and past participle berghed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To give shelter; protect; preserve; deliver; save.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English berg, berȝ, berȝe, from Old English beorg ‎(in compounds) (compare scūrbeorg ‎(roof, shelter from the storm)), from Old English beorgan ‎(to shelter, protect). See above.

Noun[edit]

bergh ‎(plural berghs)

  1. (obsolete) Protection; shelter.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English bergh, from Old English beorg ‎(mountain, hill, mound, barrow, burial place), from Proto-Germanic *bergaz ‎(hill, mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰergʰ- ‎(height). More at barrow.

Noun[edit]

bergh ‎(plural berghs)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A hill.
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