Toulouse


Toulouse

noun

  1. a city in and the capital of Haute-Garonne, in S France, on the Garonne River.

noun

  1. a department in S France. 2458 sq. mi. (6365 sq. km). Capital: Toulouse.

noun

  1. a former province in S France. Capital: Toulouse.

noun

  1. a city in S France, on the Garonne River: scene of severe religious strife in the early 13th and mid-16th centuries; university (1229). Pop: 390 350 (1999)Ancient name: Tolosa (təˈləʊsə)

noun

  1. a department of SW France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Toulouse. Pop: 1 102 919 (2003 est). Area: 6367 sq km (2483 sq miles)

noun

  1. a former province of S France, lying between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the River Rhône: formed around the countship of Toulouse in the 13th century; important production of bulk wines
  2. a wine from this region
n.

“language of medieval France south of the Loire,” 1660s, from French langue d’oc “speech of the south of France,” literally “the language of ‘yes,’ ” from oc the word used for “yes” in southern France, from Latin hoc “this;” as opposed to langue d’oïl, from the way of saying “yes” in the north of France (Modern French oui); each from a different word in Latin phrase hoc ille (fecit) “this he (did).” The langue d’oïl has developed into standard Modern French.

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