American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A historical region and former province of south-central France on an arm of the Mediterranean Sea west of the Rhone River. Named after the Romance language of its inhabitants, it was conquered by the Franks in the eighth century and incorporated into the French royal domain in 1271.
- French Languedoc, from langue d'oc ("the language of oc"), from Dante Alighieri’s De vulgari eloquentia, where he wrote in Latin: “nam alii oc, alii si, alii vero dicunt oil” (‘some say òc, others say sì, others say oïl’). Based on the Occitan word òc ("yes"), in contrast to Old French oïl (now French oui). (Wiktionary)
“Both Clare and Chris will be at the dreamiest holiday imaginable: discussing books in Languedoc next week.”
“He requested leave of absence, and went home for a time to his father's castle of Gozon, in Languedoc; and there he caused a model of the monster to be made.”
“Among these passengers was a young priest named Vincent de Paul, the son of a farmer in Languedoc, who had used his utmost endeavours to educate his son for the ministry, even selling the oxen from the plough to provide for the college expenses.”
“IN the time of Louis XII., the legate at Avignon being then a lord of the house of Amboise, nephew to the Legate of France, whose name was George, there was a lady in Languedoc who had an income of more than four thousand ducats.”
“The whole area south of Toulouse, called Languedoc, was the seat of the Cathars whose Gnostic beliefs made them the first target of the inquisition.”
“So one might approach KM Grant's Blue Flame with caution on reading that the flame is a mysterious rallying symbol for Occitania, the area now known as the Languedoc, in the south of France.”
“Provincia Romana which encompassed Provence and Languedoc, that is a large part of Occitania.”
“We are keen Francophiles and love the relaxed lifestyle of the Languedoc, which is less hyper than Provence," Steven says.”
“That is Gina Gallo’s turf and with even a little pillow talk with J.C., she would have known there is not that many hectoliters of Pinot Noir juice available in Languedoc.”
“Rosy (aged 4) was entranced by Tadpole’s singing – and wants me to set up our PC so she can sing ‘Twinkle, twinkle’ to her grandparents and cousins in Languedoc.”
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