Origin of the name BASA-JAUN.
Etymology of the name BASA-JAUN.
Meaning of the baby name BASA-JAUN.
name from Basque mythology, meaning "forest-lord," from baso "forest, woods" and jaun
"lord, master." (Archaic
p. 53, Bayley, 1920; and, Asiatic Affinities of the Old Italians, p. 24, Ellis, 1870)
somewhat difficult to get a clear view of what Basa-Jaun and Basa-Andre,
the wild man and the wild woman, really are in Basque mythology.
In the tale Basa-Jauna, the Wild Man, Basa-Jaun appears as a kind
of vampire, and his wife, the Basa-Andre, as a sorceress, but we know of
no other such representation of the former. Basa-Jaun is usually
described by Basque writers as a kind of satyr, or faun, a wood-sprite;
and Basques, in speaking of him to us, have frequently used the French
term, "Homme de Bouc," "He-goat-man," the describe
him... (Basque Legends, Webster-Vinson, 1879)