Montalbán endowed his Catalan gumshoe with an equally impressive set of quirks that are aired and explored in each book.
Pere Navarro, head of the Catalan socialist party, said: "We need a new head of state."
The Daily Pic: At the Met, the Catalan master has a conceptual edge.
"pertaining to Catalonia," also as a noun, "person from Catalonia," late 15c., from the indigenous name, which is of Celtic origin and probably means "chiefs of battle." As a noun meaning "a Catalan," Middle English used Catelaner (mid-14c.), Catellain (early 15c., from French). As a language name in English by 1792. Related: Catalonian (1707).