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bertha

1

[ bur-thuh ]

noun

  1. a collar or trimming, as of lace, worn about the shoulders by women, as over a low-necked waist or dress.


Bertha

2

[ bur-thuh ]

noun

  1. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “bright.”

bertha

/ ˈbɜːθə /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bertha1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of bertha1

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

The company moved into what was called Bertha Island, and soon become synonymous with the land it occupied.

The Big Bertha could fire a shell over almost eight miles that could reduce a fort to a smoking ruin.

Today we know that the Big Bertha was an instrument not of “strikes” but war.

She began asking questions about Bertha, how she looked, how old she was, and how she was dressed.

They had both decided that the girl, Bertha, was the one they had seen carried off in the big French car.

“Your idea of taking Henrietta over there and letting her call Bertha is a good one,” declared Amy stubbornly.

If Bertha Blair was ever to aid the side of right and truth in this matter, she must be found and brought to court.

The question now was, had Bertha stolen her way into the tower at that time, or was she held prisoner there?

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