Bern: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bûrn Ger. bern), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in and the capital of Switzerland, in the W part: capital of Bern canton. 149,800.
  2. a canton in W Switzerland. 992,000; 2658 sq. mi. (6885 sq. km). Cap.: Bern.
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