A crevasse at the junction of a glacier or snowfield with a steep upper slope.
Mid 19th century: from German, from Berg ‘mountain’ + Schrund ‘crevice’.
“I reach the bergschrund in less than an hour, only to find that I’ve miscalculated.”
Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.
Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.