Bernard

The masculine given name Bernard is of Germanic origin.

The meaning of the name is from a Germanic compound Bern-hard meaning "bear-hardy", or "brave as a bear". Bern- is the old form of bear from West Germanic *beran-.

St. Bernard of Menthon is the patron saint of mountaineers after whom the St. Bernard dog used in mountain rescue work is named. The feminine given name from the same cognate is Bernadine or Bernadette. Nicknames include Barney (masculine), Bernie (unisex), and Bern (masculine). Bernard is also a common surname.

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Pierre-Marie-Charles De Bernard Du Grail De La Villette
... Pierre-Marie-Charles de Bernard du Grail de la Villette (24 February 1804 – 6 March 1850), better known simply as Charles de Bernard, was a French writer ...
Émile Bernard - Theories On Style and Art: Cloisonnism and Symbolism
... Bernard theorized a style of painting with bold forms separated by dark contours which became known as cloisonnism ... Many say that it was Bernard's friend Anquetin, who should receive the credit for this "closisonisme" technique ... During the spring of 1887, Bernard and Anquetin "turned against Neo-Impressionism." It is also likely that Bernard was influenced by the works he had seen of Cézanne ...
Émile Bernard - Biography - 1887–1888
... Bernard spent September 1887 at the coast, where he painted La Grandmère, a portrait of his grandmother ... Bernard went back to Paris, met with Van Gogh, who as we already stated was impressed by his work, found a restaurant to show the work alongside Van Gogh ... One year later, Bernard set out for Pont-Aven by foot and saw Gauguin ...
Bernard Binlin Dadié
... Bernard Binlin Dadié (or sometimes Bernard Dadie) (born 1916 near Abidjan) is a prolific Ivorian novelist, playwright, poet, and ex-administrator ...
Pierre-Marie-Charles De Bernard Du Grail De La Villette - Writing
... Bernard had published a volume of odes 'Plus Deuil que Joie' (1838), which was not much noticed, but a series of stories in the same year gained him the reputation of a genial 'conteur' ... Bernard wrote two comedies in collaboration with "Léonce" (Charles-Henri-Ladislas Laurençot, 1805–1862) ... A collection of Bernard's complete works in 12 volumes was published after his death ...

Famous quotes containing the word bernard:

    Whenever an obviously well founded statement is made in England by a person specially well acquainted with the facts, that unlucky person is instantly and frantically contradicted by all the people who obviously know nothing about it.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    No king on earth is as safe in his job as a Trade Union official. There is only one thing that can get him sacked; and that is drink. Not even that, as long as he doesn’t actually fall down.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)