Occitan

noun
Oc·​ci·​tan | \ ˈäk-sə-ˌtan How to pronounce Occitan (audio) \

Definition of Occitan

: a Romance language spoken in southern France

Other Words from Occitan

Occitan adjective

First Known Use of Occitan

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Occitan

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)

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Cite this Entry

“Occitan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Occitan. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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