Meaning of Béarnais in English:

Béarnais

Pronunciation /ˌbɛːˈneɪ/

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Béarn in south-western France.

  • 2The dialect of Gascon spoken in Béarn.

adjective

  • Of or relating to Béarn, its inhabitants, or its dialect.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Twyne (1543–1613), physician. From Middle French, French †béarnois, French béarnais (noun) native or inhabitant of Béarn, a region (and former province) of south-western France, the dialect of Gascon spoken in Béarn, (adjective) of or relating to Béarn, its inhabitants, or its dialect from post-classical Latin Benarnensis, noun (400) and adjective from Beneharnum (late 3rd century), Benarnus, the name of Béarn + classical Latin -ēnsis.