Venusberg

noun

Ve·​nus·​berg ˈvē-nəs-ˌbərg How to pronounce Venusberg (audio)
: a mountain in central Germany containing a cavern where in medieval legend Venus held court

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from German, from Venus venus + Berg "mountain," going back to Old High German berg — more at barrow entry 1

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Venusberg was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Venusberg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Venusberg. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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