Pertaining to the town or canton of Bern in Switzerland or even its residents
- with respect to the city or canton of Bern, in Switzerland, or even its residents.
- A native or natives of Bern.
(a.) Pertaining to the city or canton of Bern, in Switzerland, or even to its residents.
- (n. sing. & pl.) A native or natives of Bern.
The story was, on the ground of want of evidence, regarded as suspicious by Guilliman in a private letter of 1607, and doubts were expressed by the brothers Iselin (1727 and 1754) and by Voltaire (1754); but it was not till 1760 that the legend was definitely attacked, on the ground of its similarity to the story of Tokko (see below), in an anonymous pamphlet by Freudenberger, a Bernese pastor.