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Origin of the name BASA-JAUN.
Etymology of the name BASA-JAUN.
Meaning of the baby name BASA-JAUN.


BASA-JAUN.  A name from Basque mythology, meaning "forest-lord," from baso "forest, woods" and jaun "lord, master." (Archaic England, p. 53, Bayley, 1920; and, Asiatic Affinities of the Old Italians, p. 24, Ellis, 1870)

    It is 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)


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