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Webster Dictionary

  1. Ranz des vaches

    the name for numerous simple, but very irregular, melodies of the Swiss mountaineers, blown on a long tube called the Alpine horn, and sometimes sung

  2. Origin: [F., the ranks or rows of cows, the name being given from the fact that the cattle, when answering the musical call of their keeper, move towards him in a row, preceded by those wearing bells.]


  1. Ranz des Vaches

    A Ranz des Vaches or Kuhreihen is a simple melody traditionally played on the horn by the Swiss Alpine herdsmen as they drove their cattle to or from the pasture. The Kureihen was linked to the Swiss nostalgia and Homesickness.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ranz des Vaches

    a simple melody, played on the horn by the Swiss Alpine herdsmen as they drive their cattle to or from the pasture, and which, when played in foreign lands, produces on a Swiss an almost irrepressible yearning for home.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranz des vaches in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranz des vaches in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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