a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language
A member of a people living in the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain.
Relative to the Basque people or their language.
The language of the Basque people.
The part of a waistcoat etc. extending below the waist.
A woman's close-fitting bodice having such a feature; a corset.
Origin: From 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.
pertaining to Biscay, its people, or their language
one of a race, of unknown origin, inhabiting a region on the Bay of Biscay in Spain and France
the language spoken by the Basque people
a part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; -- probably so called because this fashion of dress came from the Basques
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bask, adj. relating to the Basques, or their wonderful language, with its extreme variability of dialects—the only example of a consistently incorporating language.—n. a native of the Basque provinces: the distinctive language of the Basques: a kind of short-skirted jacket worn by women, a continuation of the bodice a little below the waist.—adj. Basqued (baskt), furnished with a basque.—n. Basq′uine, an outer petticoat worn by Basque and Spanish women. [Fr. Basque—Low L. Vasco, an inhabitant of Vasconia, whence Gascony. The Basques themselves call their tongue Eskuara, Euscara, whence the Fr. Euscarien.]
The numerical value of Basque in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Basque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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