bergschrund

noun

berg·​schrund
ˈberk-ˌshru̇nt
plural -s
: a deep and often broad crevasse or series of such crevasses frequently occurring near the head of a mountain glacier

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Bergschrund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bergschrund. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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