[ bur-guhn; Norwegian ber-guhn ]


  1. Edgar, 1903–78, U.S. ventriloquist.
  2. a city in SW Norway, on the Atlantic Ocean.
  3. a male given name.




  1. ˈbærɡən a port in SW Norway: chief city in medieval times. Pop: 237 430 (2004 est)
  2. See Mons
    ˈbɛrxən the Flemish name for Mons



/ ˈbɜːɡən /


  1. a large rucksack with a capacity of over 50 litres

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The Bergen-led team reported its findings August 31 in Nature Climate Change.

American actor and singer Nat Wolff stars as Eric, whom we first meet walking through the woods of the island of Askøy, near Bergen.

Others who will join the rotation include Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, and Carol Burnett.

Robyn: We met each other in Bergen the first time that we were going to record “The Girl and the Robot” for Body Talk.

With apologies to Bergen Evans: Hillary may be through with the past, but the past is not through with Hillary.

A member of the Resistance in World War II, he survived internment in Buchenwald, Mittelbau-Dora, and Bergen-Belsen.

Bergen then goes on to explain why there have been so few successfull attacks, and the reasons are pretty self-evident.

Lauritz Seehus was promoted to be mate; in the winter he had been up to Bergen, and had passed in navigation.

But just then both heard a rustling, and saw a movement in the berth of Captain Bergen, which showed something was there.

The wonder was that two men possessing the shrewdness of Storms and Bergen should have been so deceived respecting their men.

Since Captain Bergen had pursued a rather original course from the beginning, he continued to do so.

But no sign of the Polynesia 55 was discovered through the powerful binocular glasses with which Captain Bergen swept the horizon.


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