bergschrund

noun berg·schrund \ˈberk-ˌshru̇nt\

Definition of bergschrund

plural

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  1. :  a deep and often broad crevasse or series of such crevasses frequently occurring near the head of a mountain glacier

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Origin and Etymology of bergschrund

German, from berg mountain (from Old High German) + schrund crack, from Old High German scrunta; akin to Middle Dutch schronde crack, Old Frisian schran sharp, Norwegian skrunda wooden box, Old High German scrintan to crack open, Old Prussian skrundos shears — more at barrow


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