[nuh-vahr; French na-var]
- a former kingdom in SW France and N Spain.
Spanish Na·var·ra [nah-vahr-rah] /nɑˈvɑr rɑ/.
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Examples from the Web for navarre
Pamplona is a vibrant modern city that takes care to preserve the traditions of Navarre culture and cuisine.Is This Hemingway’s Pamplona or a Lot of Bull?
July 13, 2014
Creech owns four rental properties and manages 60 other vacation properties on Navarre Beach.How It Played in the Gulf
June 16, 2010
The King of Navarre passed by the latter and went out of church.Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete
Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
Consequently, his mother, Jeanne d'Albret, ascended the throne of Navarre.
Should he die childless, Henry of Navarre would be his lawful successor.
Henry of Navarre was the acknowledged leader of the Protestants.
Henry had warm friends in the court of Navarre and in the court of St. Cloud.
- a former kingdom of SW Europe: established in the 9th century by the Basques; the parts south of the Pyrenees joined Spain in 1515 and the N parts passed to France in 1589. Capital: PamplonaSpanish name: Navarra (naˈβarra)
Word Origin and History for navarre
a pre-Latin name, probably based on Basque nava "plain," despite the region's mountainous topography.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper