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EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1555; from French Pyrénées, from Latin Pȳrēnaeī montēs, from Ancient Greek Πῡρήνη (Pūrḗnē) (“Pyrene”, literally “fruit-stone”), daughter of Bebryx and beloved of Herakles, and who, legend has it, is buried in the range.[1]

Proper nounEdit

Pyrenees pl

  1. The mountain range separating Spain from France, inhabited by Basques in the west and Catalans in the east.

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  1. ^ Pyrenees” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.