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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 *berna (cleft) (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 of Switzerland and of the canton of the same name.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.
  3. A diminutive of the male given name Bernard.

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ReferencesEdit

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

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Bern ?

  1. Bern

EstonianEdit

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Bern

  1. Bern

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Bern n (genitive Berns)

  1. Bern (city, canton)

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Bȇrn m (Cyrillic spelling Бе̑рн)

  1. Bern (city, canton)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Bern”, in Hrvatski jezični portal, 2006–2018