The European lynx (felis lynx), and the wild cat, both skulk through the pyrenean forests; the former now only rarely seen.
Exiles from the pyrenean Peninsula supported him in his humane work.
Here at this little pyrenean centre the population has doubled since the Franco-Prussian war.
What a difference there is between the mastiff and the pyrenean dog!
This weapon is a specialty of all pyrenean guides and drivers.
All the love he had to bestow upon woman lay in her pyrenean grave.
These dogs are a cross between the Newfoundland and the pyrenean.
Luchon is easily the queen of all these beautiful pyrenean resorts.
This cause alone would have weatherbound the Mussulmans for ever within the pyrenean cloisters.
That he always ardently loved the pyrenean country, we know.
1550s, from French Pyrénées, from Latin Pyrenæi montes, from Greek Pyrene, name of a daughter of Bebryx/Bebrycius who was beloved of Herakles; she is said to be buried in these mountains (or that the mountains are the tomb Herakles reared over her corpse). The name is said to mean literally "fruit-stone," but Room says it might be Greek pyr "fire" + eneos "dumb, speechless," which perhaps translates or folk-etymologizes a Celtic goddess name. "In medieval times there was no overall name for the range and local people would have known only the names of individual mountains and valleys" [Room, Adrian, Place Names of the World, 2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2006]. Related: Pyrenean.