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Provençal

[proh-vuh n-sahl, prov-uh n-; French praw-vahn-sal] /ˌproʊ vənˈsɑl, ˌprɒv ən-; French prɔ vɑ̃ˈsal/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Provence, its people, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Provence.
3.
Also called Occitan. a Romance language once widely spoken in southern France, still in use in some rural areas.
Abbreviation: Pr, Pr., Prov.
Compare langue d'oc.
4.
the dialect of Provençal used in Provence.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Middle French < Latin prōvinciālis provincial. See Provence, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for provencal's

Provençal

/ˌprɒvɒnˈsɑːl; French prɔvɑ̃sal/
adjective
1.
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Provence, its inhabitants, their dialect of French, or their Romance language
noun
2.
a language of Provence, closely related to Catalan, French, and Italian, belonging to the Romance group of the Indo-European family. It was important in the Middle Ages as a literary language, and attempts have been made since the 19th century to revive its literary status See also langue d'oc
3.
a native or inhabitant of Provence
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Word Origin and History for provencal's

Provencal

adj.

1580s, from French Provençal, from Provence (see Provence). As a name of a language from 1640s. In reference to a style of cooking, attested from 1841.

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