Origin of Catalan
Examples from the Web for catalan
The Catalan separatist movement has been growing in recent years, as demonstrated each September with a march on Barcelona.
Her father was a Viscount, so Taylor married into the Catalan aristocracy.Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat|Michael Weiss|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: At the Met, the Catalan master has a conceptual edge.
Pere Navarro, head of the Catalan socialist party, said: "We need a new head of state."Engulfed by Scandal, Could The Spanish Royal Family Fall?|Tom Sykes|April 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Montalbán endowed his Catalan gumshoe with an equally impressive set of quirks that are aired and explored in each book.The Foodie Detective: The Pepe Carvalho Novels by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán|Malcolm Forbes|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Apart from the four Catalan provinces, no province has witnessed such a development of local industries as Guipzcoa.
And when the babies are all snugly asleep in their beds, the Pre Catalan often has other visitors.In Vanity Fair|Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
Trompe, tromp, n. the apparatus by which the blast is produced in the Catalan forge.
Catalan submission to the latter did not endure through the ninth century.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
Something like a blockade, however, had been established, for the Catalan peasants guarded vigilantly every approach to the town.The Bravest of the Brave|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for catalan
Word Origin and History for catalan
"pertaining to Catalonia," also as a noun, "person from Catalonia," late 15c., from the indigenous name, which is of Celtic origin and probably means "chiefs of battle." As a noun meaning "a Catalan," Middle English used Catelaner (mid-14c.), Catellain (early 15c., from French). As a language name in English by 1792. Related: Catalonian (1707).