[German berkh-tah]

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of berchta

  • Berchta, however, and her weird troop he saw not; but the food set out for them had disappeared.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • When as yet to the young world the shining sun was Berchta, the white fleecy clouds were her swans.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway

  • They solemnized the return of the fiery sun wheel; they traced in those solstice days the operations on earth of Odin and Berchta.


    Zona Gale

  • After the introduction of Christianity, Berchta lost her first estate and lapsed into a bogie.

  • The feast of Holda, or Berchta, during the first twelve days of January, was an especial period for those sports.


    William Graham Sumner