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bertha

[ bur-thuh ]
/ ˈbɜr θə /
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noun
a collar or trimming, as of lace, worn about the shoulders by women, as over a low-necked waist or dress.
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Origin of bertha

First recorded in 1835–45; named after Bertha (died a.d. 783), wife of Frankish king Pepin the Short; she was famed for her modesty

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Bertha
[ bur-thuh ]
/ ˈbɜr θə /

noun
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “bright.”
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British Dictionary definitions for bertha

bertha
/ (ˈbɜːθə) /

noun
a wide deep capelike collar, often of lace, usually to cover up a low neckline

Word Origin for bertha

C19: from French berthe, from Berthe, 8th-century Frankish queen, mother of Charlemagne
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