Provençal

[ proh-vuhn-sahl, prov-uhn-; French praw-vahn-sal ]
/ ˌproʊ vənˈsɑl, ˌprɒv ən-; French prɔ vɑ̃ˈsal /

adjective

of or relating to Provence, its people, or their language.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Provence.
Also called Occitan. a Romance language once widely spoken in southern France, still in use in some rural areas. Abbreviations: Pr, Pr., Prov.Compare langue d'oc.
the dialect of Provençal used in Provence.

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Origin of Provençal

First recorded in 1580–90; from Middle French, from Latin prōvinciālis provincial; see origin at Provence, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for Provençal

Provençal
/ (ˌprɒvɒnˈsɑːl, French prɔvɑ̃sal) /

adjective

relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Provence, its inhabitants, their dialect of French, or their Romance language

noun

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 statusSee also langue d'oc
a native or inhabitant of Provence
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