from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Romance language formerly spoken in and around Provence and Roussillon, developing into Provençal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The dialect, closely akin to French, formerly spoken south of the Loire (in which the word for “yes” was oc); Provençal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Romance dialect spoken in France south of the Loire in the middle ages.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. medieval provincial dialects of French formerly spoken in the south of France


French, from Old French : langue, language; see language + de, of (from Latin ; see de-) + Old Provençal oc, yes; see Occitan.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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