Provence

[ praw-vahns; English pruh-vahns ]
/ prɔˈvɑ̃s; English prəˈvɑns /
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noun

a region in SE France, bordering on the Mediterranean: formerly a province; famous for medieval poetry and courtly traditions.
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Provence

/ (French prɔvɑ̃s) /

noun

a former province of SE France, on the Mediterranean, and the River Rhône: forms part of the administrative region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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Word Origin and History for provence

Provence


from French Provence, from Latin provincia "province" (see province); the southern part of ancient Gaul technically was the province of Gallia Narbonensis, but it came under Roman rule long before the rest of Gaul and as the Romans considered it the province par excellence they familiarly called it (nostra) provincia "our province."

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