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Re: origin and meaning
Posted by: Marilyn Merseth (ID *****6985) Date: August 27, 2004 at 21:40:24
In Reply to: Re: origin and meaning by Dan Bearfield of 58

Somewhere in one of my files I have a picture of the Barsness farm. The word 'nes' in Norwegian means a headland or promontory. Bars I have a little trouble with. Spelled Bars, I can find no word in my dictionary with that spelling. Bær means berrys. Børs mean exchange, referring to the Exchange (stock). Båre means a stretcher or bier. Bås means a stall or box. My Norwegian language teacher interpreted the name as meaning a hill on the Bar fjord, which must be an inlet from the Sognfjord. The name could mean `the hill on which berries grow'.

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