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Origin of the name PERAHTA.
Etymology of the name PERAHTA.
Meaning of the baby name PERAHTA.


PERAHTA.  Teutonic name meaning "the bright, the glorious."  It is the same as English Bertha.  Also see Perchtha.

... A being similar to Holda, or the same under another name, makes her appearance precisely in those Upper German regions where Holda leaves off, in Swabia, in Alsace, in Switzerland, in Bavaria and Austria.  She is called frau Berchte, i.e., in OHG. Perahta, the bright, luminous, glorious (as Holda produces the glittering snow):  by the very meaning of the word a benign and gladdening influence, yet she is now rarely represented as such; as a rule, the awe-inspiring side is brought into prominence, and she appears as a grim bugbear to frighten children... (Teutonic Mythology, Grimm-Stallybrass, 1882)


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