Euskera: Indurain

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  • aztlaniano

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    The famous Indurain is Miguel Indurain, who won five consecutive Tours de France, 1991 through '95.
    It's a Basque name, I believe, not Spanish.
    The town is in Nafarroa (Navarre), which is also the province that Miguel is from.
     
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    Agró

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    Spanish-Navarre
    The suffix -ain comes from Latin -anus/-anius (related to, relative to). The first element usually refers to a person's name, unidentified here, as in most compounds following that pattern.

    The whole stuff would be something like "a place/a property belonging to someone named Indur-"
     

    aztlaniano

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    Turns out the town has its own website. Says it's named after someone called "Endura", along the lines of Agró's comment.
    Indurain pueblo del pirineo navarro
    Última actualización 15/7/2009 14:18
    Categoría PUEBLOS DE ESPAÑA
    NAVARRA
    Promotor valencia

    Descripción
    Indurain pueblo del pirineo navarro.Indurain es un pequeño pueblo Navarro situado en el valle de Izagaondoa. A 36 Km. de distacia de Pamplona.Historia Antigua villa de señorío. El nombre sugiere hipotéticamente una implantación fundiaria de cuño romano, en relación quizá con el antropónimo (a person's name) Endura, documentado en el siglo XI.. Existía en el lugar un 'monasteriolo' de Santa María cuyos propietarios lo dieron a la abadía de Leire (1604) junto con sus 'decanías' de Ezquince, Santa Cruz y Echazar.
    http://pueblosespana.es/weblinks-singlelink.lid-12762.htm
     
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