rural

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French rural, from Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

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rural (comparative more rural, superlative most rural)

  1. Pertaining to less-populated, non-urban areas.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins … .

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

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rural m (feminine rurale, masculine plural ruraux, feminine plural rurales)

  1. Rural

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

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rural m

  1. rural

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

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rural m, f (plural rurais; comparable)

  1. rural

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rūrālis (rural), from rūs (countryside) + -ālis.

Adjective[edit]

rural m, f (plural rurales)

  1. rural