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Navarre

[nuh-vahr; French na-var]
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noun
  1. a former kingdom in SW France and N Spain.
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Spanish Na·var·ra [nah-vahr-rah] /nɑˈvɑr rɑ/.
Related formsNa·varr·i·an, adjective
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Navarre

noun
  1. 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)
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Word Origin and History for navarre

Navarre

a pre-Latin name, probably based on Basque nava "plain," despite the region's mountainous topography.

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