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.
Basque and Spanish versions have been published recently, the former in Webster's _Basque
Menu includes Basque roast leg of lamb, Basque� "rice, potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert.
But what's with "Basque" -- every other language gets family classifications to catalogue it, but Basque is just "Basque".
Basque is just Basque because it is of unknown origin and it is not related to any language spoken today.
When they choose Model D, the students study in Basque, and learn Castilian as a second language.
And is this a feature of fairly globalised languages with many non-native speakers, or does it also happen in Basque, say, or Hungarian??
Euskadi likewise — Basque is an indo-european rather than a latin tongue.
Jai alai evolved from several ball games first played in Basque country, the mountainous region of northern Spain.
'Yankee, you better watch what you're saying, unless you're sayin' it in Basque or in Catalan!
Finally, Basque is still part of the curriculum in certain schools across the region.