[ron-suh-valz; Spanish rawn-thes-vah-lyes]
- a village in N Spain, in the Pyrenees: defeat of part of Charlemagne's army and the death of Roland a.d.
French Ronce·vaux [rawns-voh] /rɔ̃sˈvoʊ/.
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To this came a challenging blast from the terrible horn of Roland—he of Roncesvalles.Melomaniacs
Yet even then they were at Roncesvalles, and the warning came too late.A Book of Myths
Meanwhile King Charles had entered the valley of Roncesvalles.
But Spain too claims part of the honour of the day of Roncesvalles.Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race
Maud Isabel Ebbutt
R-Roland of Roncesvalles, though he lost, yet did he win, said the peddler.Long Will
- a village in N Spain, in the Pyrenees: a nearby pass was the scene of the defeat of Charlemagne and death of Roland in 778French name: Roncevaux (rɔ̃svo)
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