or French Gascogne geographical name region & former province SW France capital Auch

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  • Gascony — ( fr. Gascogne, pronounced|gaskɔɲ; Gascon Occitan: Gasconha , pronounced IPA| [gasˈkuɲɔ] ) is an area of southwest France that constituted a province of France prior to the French Revolution. In historic references dating from the beginning of… …   Wikipedia

  • GASCONY — GASCONY, a duchy under English rule from 1152 to 1453, and later (with Guyenne) a province of the kingdom of France. There have been Jews in Gascony from at least the fourth century, especially in bordeaux . From 1242 or earlier the English ruler …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gascony —    Gascony (Gascogne) is a former province of France located between the Garonne River and the Pyrenees. Part of the ancient Roman Aquitania, it was conquered by the Visigoths, then the Franks. It takes its name from Vascones (Basques), who… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Gascony — [gas′kə nē] [ME Gascoyne < OFr Gascogne < LL Vasconia < L Vascones, pl., the Basques] historical region in SW France, on the Bay of Biscay …   English World dictionary

  • Gascony — /gas keuh nee/, n. a former province in SW France. French, Gascogne /gann skawn yeu/. * * * French Gascogne ancient Vasconia Historical and cultural region, southwestern France. It encompasses portions of the southwestern French régions of… …   Universalium

  • Gascony — noun A former region of France that was eliminated during the …   Wiktionary

  • GASCONY —    an ancient province of SW. France, lying between the Atlantic, the Pyrenees, and the Garonne; it included several of the present departments; the province was of Basque origin, but ultimately became united with Aquitaine, and was added to the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Gascony — reg., SW France …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Gascony — n. region in southwest France …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gascony — Gas•co•ny [[t]ˈgæs kə ni[/t]] n. geg a former province in SW France. French, Gas•cogne [[t]gaˈskɔn yə[/t]] …   From formal English to slang

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