v. bering

Bering

[beer-ing, ber-, bair-; Danish bey-ring]
noun
Vitus [vee-toos] , 1680–1741, Danish navigator: explorer of the N Pacific.
Also, Behring.
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Bering or Behring (ˈbɛrɪŋ, ˈbɛər-, Danish ˈbeːreŋ, ˈbɛrɪŋ, ˈbɛər-, Danish ˈbeːreŋ)
 
n
Vitus (ˈviːtʊs). 1681--1741, Danish navigator, who explored the N Pacific for the Russians and discovered Bering Island and the Bering Strait
 
Behring or Behring
 
n

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Bering
strait and sea between Alaska and Siberia, named for Danish explorer Vitus Bering (1681-1741), who worked for Peter the Great and led the first European expedition to sight Alaska, in 1741.
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