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Languedoc

[lahng-dawk] /lɑ̃gˈdɔk/
noun
1.
a former province in S France.
Capital: Toulouse.
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Languedocian
[lang-doh-shuh n, lang-gwuh-doh-shuh n] /læŋˈdoʊ ʃən, ˌlæŋ gwəˈdoʊ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for languedocian

Languedoc

/French lɑ̃ɡdɔk/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for languedocian

languedoc

n.

"language of medieval France south of the Loire," 1660s, from French langue d'oc "speech of the south of France," literally "the language of 'yes,' " from oc the word used for "yes" in southern France, from Latin hoc "this;" as opposed to langue d'oïl, from the way of saying "yes" in the north of France (Modern French oui); each from a different word in Latin phrase hoc ille (fecit) "this he (did)." The langue d'oïl has developed into standard Modern French.

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