A historical region and former province of southern France on the Gulf of Lion. Named after the Romance language of its inhabitants, it was conquered by the Franks in the eighth century and incorporated into the French royal domain in 1271.
Historical region of S France, between the E Pyrenees & the lower Rhone.
Origin of languedoc
French Languedoc, from langue d'oc (“the language of oc”), from Dante Alighieri’s De vulgari eloquentia, where he wrote in Latin: “nam alii oc, alii si, alii vero dicunt oil” (‘some say òc, others say sì, others say oïl’). Based on the Occitan word òc (“yes”), in contrast to Old French oïl (now French oui).