Circle Genealogic and Historic Champanellois
Association "Law 1901" of Saint-Genès-Champanelle, 63 , France
History of the village of Berzet
The spring of Marmeix
is one of the rare springs of the commune being protected
by a stone bus protection,
formerly it supplied a cowfeeding tough which disapeared today.
The festival of the treshing-machine
thirds Sundays of August, took place traditionally
the festival of the treshing-machine of Berzet. One coul admire there
the old treshing-machine of the village in full action,
actuated by a tractor or an electric motor acording to years.
This machine had been bought by the inhabitants of the
village and thus always belongs to the community of the village..
One coul also admire manipulators of plague which beat the sheaves of wheat
in order to separate the straw from the grains but in a way
less effective than the machine.
This demonstration was very appreciated by the tourists who like to find the gestures that the farmers practised formerly.
The 19/10/2000, Thomas and Juliette have collected in a meadow une "vesse de loup" of 2kg 150g.
Its circumference was 92 cm. Here its phototography close to our regional daily newspaper which will give you an idea of its real size.
The storm of December 1999
days before the end of the year 1999, a centennial storm cut down
an electric pylon
of one of the lines high-tension which crosses the village of Berzet. That resulted in to deprive of electricity
during several days inhabitants of the village. At the end of approximately 48 hours, the telephone exchange
of Theix saw its spare battery to return the heart, therefore more telephone either. Cold having been rather sharp
at this period, the life of the berzetois was made very painful except for those which were heated by the wood or which
had a power generating unit of help.
We present to you photographs of
the pylon cut down by the storm, taken by the family
more near and which failed to receive says her the pylon on his house.
Le saviez-vous ?
The Berzet toponym is a word appearing in the Breton dictionaries. We thus questioned specialists in this language, I named the center of terminology of the Office of the Breton language in order to obtain more precise details, and here the answer which we received thanks to Internet:
|Hon dave / Notre réf.: SS
Bien que cela n'implique pas qu'il y ait une origine bretonne au nom de
votre localité, le mot "berzet" signifie en breton courant: "interdit,
Employé aussi comme adjectif, c'est le participe passé du verbe "berzañ", attesté dès le moyen-breton - sous la forme "bersaff" (Catholicon) - depuis le XVème siècle au moins. Il signifie :
1) défendre, prohiber, interdire
2) condamner (un objet devenu inutilisable)
3) garder (une fête).
Source: Roparz Hemon, Geriadur istorel ar brezhoneg / Dictionnaire historique du breton, Editions Preder, Plomelin, 1979-1981.
(Kreizenn Dermenadurezh / Centre de Terminologie)
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last update on September 23, 2005
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