Bering

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

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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