Bering meaning

bāpiŋ; E beriŋ, biriŋ
(person) 1680?-1741; Dan. navigator & explorer, in the service of Russia.
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An element of various place names in the geographical region between the northeastern extreme of Russia and the U.S. state of Alaska.
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Origin of bering

  • Derived from the surname of Vitus Bering, a Danish-born navigator in the service of the Russian Navy, known for his two explorations of the north-eastern coast of the Asian continent and from there the western coast on the North American continent.

    From Wiktionary