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Let me now say something about the crops of this sweet Pyrenean valley.
A zigzaggery, indeed, was this journey from Nmes to my Pyrenean valley.
It was not a very fat mule, however, but raw-boned and gaunt as a Pyrenean wolf.Bruin
Exiles from the Pyrenean Peninsula supported him in his humane work.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)
While there the emperor bought a dog of the ancient Pyrenean race.Letters to an Unknown
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.