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 Beppo.Bere’ans (3 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Berch’ta [the white lady].
 
This fairy, in Southern Germany, answers to Hulda (the gracious lady) of Northern Germany; but after the introduction of Christianity, when pagan deities were represented as demons, Berchta lost her former character, and became a bogie to frighten children.   1
 


 Beppo.Bere’ans (3 syl.). 

 
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