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PronouncedPron.BER-ə, BIR-ə, VAY:-rah
Other FormsFormsBeara, Beare, Béarra, Beira, Béirre, Bhéara, Bheare, Bhéirre, Bhérri, Birra
Meaning & History
Anglicized form of Bheur
perhaps meaning "cutting, sharp, shrill" in Scottish Gaelic, from Cailleach Bheur
"sharp old wife", the name of the Scottish personification of winter, a reference to wintry winds. Alternatively her name could mean "old woman of Beara" from an Irish place name which according to legend derives from the personal name of Princess Beara of Castille, wife of King Eoghan
Mór of Munster.