Bernstein

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Bernstein is a Jewish[1] surname meaning "amber". The German pronunciation is [ˈbɛʁnʃtaɪn] ( ), but in English it is often /ˈbɜrnstn/. Germanic variants: Börnstein, Börnsteen, Brennstein, lit. "burn[ing]stone"; lat. electrum or glaesum, gr. ἤλεκτρον ēlektron.[2] It may refer to:

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Fictional people[edit]

  • Rugal Bernstein, a major villain in the King of Fighters video game series
  • Adelheid Bernstein, the son of Rugal, making a debut appearance in King of Fighters 2003
  • Mr Bernstein, the business partner of Charles Foster Kane in the 1941 film Citizen Kane
  • Judith Bernstein, a pseudonymous character in the British soap opera, EastEnders

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  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=5L494fMY2Y8C&pg=PA316&dq=bernstein+jewish+surnames
  2. ^ Wilhelm Gemoll: Griechisch-Deutsches Schul- und Handwörterbuch. München/Wien 1965.