Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

Medieval diminutive of Germanic compound names with the element berht ("bright, famous"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Race family has worshipped at the Roman Catholic Church of St Joseph in Bertha, Minn., since 1996, but the week of May 16, Rev. Daniel Walz of the Church of St Joseph obtained a restraining order against Adam and his mother, Carol, because of "disruptive behavior" and out of "a growing concern for the safety of parishioners."

    Pope urged to give advice about churchgoers with autism

  • My host mom Bertha is a traditional Bolivian woman also known as a “cholita”.

    2008 April « Brandino’s Bolivia Blog

  • Lam was, in Bertha's words A "brainy little runt" who did better using his wits (and his wit) than he ever did with his fists.

    November 2007

  • I think McCall's 4912 has what my 93 year old mother calls a Bertha collar.

    The Fauxlero Post to End All Fauxlero Posts - A Dress A Day

  • I witnessed, and several more witnessed Mr Rochester ascend through the skylight on to the roof: we heard him call Bertha!

    Bedlam

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

    The Campfire Girls of Roselawn Or, a Strange Message from the Air

  • Again Bertha insisted on knowing the truth; she recapitulated all she had ever heard said about me, and added her own observations.

    The Mortal Immortal

  • There was also a complete zoo of lopsided animals she’d made out of paper clips, a perfect heart-shaped pinecone she and Somber Kitty had found together in town, and an onyx brooch left behind by the lady who’d once lived here before them—a lady by the name of Bertha.

    Full-Blooded Fantasy

  • Afterward he'd call Bertha and go backpacking with her to catch up with himself.

    Minnesota Menage

  • We are looking at Bertha, which is a storm that just doesn't want to go away.

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2008

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