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ˈbɜr θəbertha

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  1. berthanoun

    A lace collar that covers the shoulders of a dress

  2. Berthanoun

    A female given name from the Germanic languages.

    You are the beautiful Bertha, the spinner, the queen of Helvetia; / She whose story I read at a stall in the streets of Southampton

  3. Etymology: Medieval diminutive of compound names with the element berht.


  1. Bertha

    Bertha is a female Germanic name, from Old High German berhta meaning "bright one". It was usually a short form of Anglo Saxon names Beorhtgifu meaning "bright gift" or Beorhtwynn meaning "bright joy". The name occurs as a theonym, surviving as Berchta, a figure in Alpine folklore connected to the Wild Hunt, probably an epithet of *Frijjō in origin. Bertha appears as a Frankish given name from as early as the 6th century. The monothematic Bertha as a given name may, however, not originate with the theonym but rather as a short form of dithematic given names including the "bright" element. This is notably the case with the mother of Charlemagne, Bertrada (properly berht-rada "bright counsel") called "Bertha Broadfoot." Carolingian uses of the name Bertha, as in the case of Bertha, daughter of Charlemagne and Bertha, daughter of Lothair II, are in this tradition. In modern times, the name is associated with an unusually large example of a class of objects. Many large machines are nicknamed Bertha for the World War I howitzer known as Big Bertha.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Berthanoun

    a kind of collar or cape worn by ladies


  1. Bertha

    Bertha is a British stop motion, animated children's television series about a factory machine of that name, comprising 13 episodes that aired from 1985 to 1986. Other major characters in the series were Mr Willmake, Mr Sprott and Tracy. All the characters were designed by Ivor Wood, and the series was produced by his company, Woodland Animations. It was broadcast on BBC Television. A series of six storybooks based on Bertha was published by André Deutsch at the same time as the series was broadcast. They were adapted by Eric Charles and illustrated by Steve Augarde, who was also responsible for the artwork and music in the children's series Bump.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Bertha

    goddess in the S. German mythology, of the spinning-wheel principally, and of the household as dependent on it, in behalf of which and its economical management she is often harsh to idle spinners; at her festival thrift is the rule. Bertha, St.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bertha is ranked #42378 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bertha surname appeared 512 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bertha.

    71.6% or 367 total occurrences were White.
    18.5% or 95 total occurrences were Black.
    7.4% or 38 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Anagrams for BERTHA »

  1. bather

  2. breath

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BERTHA in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BERTHA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of BERTHA in a Sentence

  1. Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee:

    Bertha Hamilton knew I was called, and Bertha Hamilton believed I was called to the ministry, but Bertha Hamilton felt because I had a symbol of hatred hanging in my bedroom, there was no way that I would be able to be congruent with the gospel, it took strength and courage for a Black woman to square up against a man named Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee and tell him the symbol of his heritage, at the time, was wrong and inappropriate.

  2. Suffolk County:

    Bertha slithered out from under the dash while the owner [was] driving the van to an event. The owner felt tugging on the seat belt. When he looked down, there was Bertha, she was well hidden under the dash even though the van was thoroughly searched.

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