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Bern

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Etymology

Supposedly named by its founder, Duke Berthold V, after a bear (German: Bär) he had killed there.

Pronunciation

  • bû(r)n, /bɜː(r)n/, /b3:(r)n/ (English)
  • bârn, /bɛ(r)n/, /bE(r)n/ (local)
    Homophones: burn (for English pronunciation)
    Rhymes: -ɜː(r)n, -ɛə(r)n

Alternative spellings

Proper noun

Bern

  1. The capital of Switzerland and of the canton of Bern.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.

Translations


Estonian

Proper noun

Bern

  1. Bern

German

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Bern

  1. Bern (city, canton)

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