Occitan

noun

Oc·​ci·​tan ˈäk-sə-ˌtan How to pronounce Occitan (audio)
: a Romance language spoken in southern France
Occitan adjective

Word History

Etymology

French, from Medieval Latin occitanus, from Old Occitan oc yes (contrasted with Old French oïl yes) + Medieval Latin -itanus (perhaps as in aquitanus of Aquitaine)

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Occitan was in 1958

Dictionary Entries Near Occitan

Cite this Entry

“Occitan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Occitan. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Occitan

noun
Oc·​ci·​tan ˈäk-sə-ˌtan How to pronounce Occitan (audio)
: a Romance language spoken in southern France
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