Bering

[ beer-ing, ber-, bair-; Danish bey-ring ]
/ ˈbɪər ɪŋ, ˈbɛr-, ˈbɛər-; Danish ˈbeɪ rɪŋ /
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noun

Vi·tus [vee-too s] /ˈvi tʊs/, 1680–1741, Danish navigator: explorer of the N Pacific.

Also Behring.

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Bering

Behring

/ (ˈbɛrɪŋ, ˈbɛər-, Danish ˈbeːreŋ) /

noun

Vitus (ˈviːtʊs). 1681–1741, Danish navigator, who explored the N Pacific for the Russians and discovered Bering Island and the Bering Strait
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Word Origin and History for bering

Bering

strait and sea between Alaska and Siberia, named for Danish explorer Vitus Bering (1681-1741), who worked for Peter the Great and led the first European expedition to sight Alaska, in 1741.

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