Languedoc

Languedoc

[lahng-dawk]
noun
a former province in S France. Capital: Toulouse.

Languedocian [lang-doh-shuhn, lang-gwuh-doh-shuhn] , adjective, noun
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Languedoc (French lɑ̃ɡdɔk)
 
n
1.  a former province of S France, lying between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the River Rhône: formed around the countship of Toulouse in the 13th century; important production of bulk wines
2.  a wine from this region

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languedoc
"language of medieval France south of the Loire," 1664, from Fr. langue d'oc "speech of the south of France," lit. "the language of 'yes,' " from oc the word used for "yes" in southern France, from L. hoc "this;" as opposed to langue d'oïl, from the way of saying "yes" in the north of France (Mod.Fr.
oui); each from a different word in L. phrase hoc ille (fecit) "this he (did)." The langue d'oïl has developed into standard Modern French.
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