from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people of unknown origin inhabiting the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain.
- n. The language of the Basques, of no known linguistic affiliation.
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- proper n. The language of the Basque people.
- n. A member of a people living in the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain.
- adj. Relative to the Basque people or their language.
French, probably from Latin Vascō, perhaps from Barscunes, Bascunes, ethnonym of the Pyrenees region in antiquity.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French basque ("Basque"), from Latin Vascones, a Roman era tribe in the Franco-Cantabrian region of southern Europe who were ancestors of the current Basque population. Cognate to Gascon; see Gascony for details. (Wiktionary)