(Bernardo Pignatelli or Paganelli) died 1153, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1145–53.
Bern. a city in and the capital of Switzerland, in the W part: capital of Bern canton. a canton in W Switzerland. 2658 sq. mi. (6885 sq. km). Capital: Bern. Contemporary Examples Swiss Ski Trip’s Horrific End Barbie Latza Nadeau March 13, 2012 Historical Examples The Cross of Berny Emile de Girardin The Tapestry Book […]
of or relating to Bern or its inhabitants. an inhabitant or native of Bern. Contemporary Examples This Week’s Hot Reads The Daily Beast April 27, 2011 Historical Examples The Story of Switzerland Lina Hug History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV J. H. Merle D’Aubign The Art of War in the Middle Ages A.D. 378-1515 […]
- Bernese alps
a mountain range in SW Switzerland, part of the Alps: highest peak, 14,026 feet (4275 meters). Historical Examples Letters from Switzerland Samuel Irenus Prime Nasby in Exile David R. Locke The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various Byron Richard Edgcumbe Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald noun a mountain range in SW Switzerland, the N […]
- Bernese mountain dog
one of a Swiss breed of large, long-haired dogs having a black coat with white and russet-brown or deep-tan markings. Contemporary Examples This Week’s Hot Reads The Daily Beast April 27, 2011 noun a strong sturdy dog of a breed with a bushy tail and a long silky black coat with reddish-brown and white markings, […]