Origin of berg
First recorded in 1815–25; by shortening
[berg or, German berk for 1; burg for 2, 3]
- Al·ban [ahl-bahn, ahl-bahn] /ɑlˈbɑn, ˈɑl bɑn/, 1885–1935, Austrian composer.
- Patricia JanePatty, 1918–2006, U.S. golfer.
- Paul,born 1926, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize 1980.
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Examples from the Web for berg
Berg: And the idea of a Tom Perkins character crusading for the rights of the rich seems like a very funny idea.
Berg: We have a big screening tomorrow night up in Redwood City.
Berg: We also wanted it to play totally real, which is how satire works.
Berg: The Google Bus stuff flared up and became a national story after we had written the episodes and were shooting.
Such obsession with accuracy makes what Berg does with creative license for the rest of the story so self-contradictory.The Myth of Reality in ‘Lone Survivor’
January 19, 2014
"Very likely Foger is working with Berg," admitted Mr. Damon.Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout
There go the Lancers of Berg; you see their scarlet dolmans, don't you?Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
And if this—Berg—thought him un-American for drinking an imported beverage, what of it?
Berg drew up a chair, sat down, and tilted it back against a wall.
Berg and Lancaster sat in the rear, and the secret agent chatted all the way.
- short for iceberg
- a South African word for mountain
- Alban (Maria Johannes) (ˈalbaːn). 1885–1935, Austrian composer: a pupil of Schoenberg. His works include the operas Wozzeck (1921) and Lulu (1935), a violin concerto (1935), chamber works, and songs
- Paul . born 1926, US molecular biologist, the first to identify transfer RNA (1956). Nobel prize for chemistry 1980
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Word Origin and History for berg
short for iceberg, attested from 1823.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Berg(bûrg)Paul Born 1926
- American chemist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing recombinant methods of inserting genes from simple organisms into the genetic material of similar organisms.
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