Examples from the Web for basque
Late in the afternoon of April 26, 1937 waves of bombers obliterated the ancient capital of Basque Spain, Guernica.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hemingway and his first wife Hadley went from the Basque country to Pamplona over the Pyrenees by bus.
We were headed to the small port of St-Jean-de-Luz in the Basque country near the Spanish border.
Aznar jumped to conclusions, quickly blaming Basque separatist organization ETA for the al Qaeda attack.French Police Mount a Massive Manhunt for Killer of 3 Children, Teacher|Tracy McNicoll|March 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I visited this restaurant when I was researching for my restaurant Tinto, which focuses on the cuisine of the Basque country.
He adored his Basque land, Ramuntcho,—and this morning was one of the times when this adoration penetrated him more profoundly.Ramuntcho|Pierre Loti
There was much dissatisfaction over the enactment, and the Basque provinces went so far as to protest.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
The speech of the Basque country is first of all a langue, not a corrupted, mixed-up patois.
The Basque sticks to his costume, a blending of Spanish and something unknown.
Anna now turned to her aunt with a long breath, "I cannot make her understand," she said in Basque.Rough-Hewn|Dorothy Canfield
Word Origin for basque
Word Origin for Basque
1817 (adj.), 1835 (n.), from French, from Spanish vasco (adj.), from vascon (n.), from Latin Vascones (Vasconia was the Roman name for the up-country of the western Pyrenees), said by von Humboldt to originally mean "foresters" but more likely a Latinized version of the people's name for themselves, euskara or eskuara.
This contains a basic element -sk- which is believed to relate to maritime people or sailors, and which is also found in the name of the Etruscans .... [Room, "Placenames of the World," 2006]
Earlier in English was Basquish (1610s, noun and adjective); Baskles (plural noun, late 14c.); Baskon (mid-15c.).