insular

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin insularis (of or belonging to an island), from insula (an island), perhaps, from in (in) + salum (the main sea).

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Adjective[edit]

insular (comparative more insular, superlative most insular)

  1. Of, pertaining to, being, or resembling an island or islands.
  2. Situated on an island.
  3. Separate or isolated from the surroundings; having little interaction with external parties; provincial.
  4. Having an inward-looking, standoffish, or withdrawn manner.
  5. (anatomy) Relating to the insula in the brain.
  6. (biochemistry) Relating to insulin.

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Noun[edit]

insular (plural insulars)

  1. An islander.
    • 1744, George Berkeley, Siris, a chain of philosophical reflections and inquiries, concerning the virtues of tar-water
      these insulars in general live in a gross saline air , and their vessels being less elastic are consequently less able to subdue and cast off what their bodies as sponges draw in

Further reading[edit]

  • insular at OneLook Dictionary Search

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin īnsulāris.

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Adjective[edit]

insular (masculine and feminine plural insulars)

  1. insular

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French insulaire, from Latin insularis.

Adjective[edit]

insular m or n (feminine singular insulară, masculine plural insulari, feminine and neuter plural insulare)

  1. insular

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin insularis.

Adjective[edit]

insular (plural insulares)

  1. Of, pertaining to, being, or resembling an island or islands.

Noun[edit]

insular m or f (plural insulares)

  1. islander
  2. (Philippines, obsolete, historical) A Philippine-born person of pure or majority Spanish descent.[1][2]
    Synonyms: filipino, filipina, castellano, español
    Coordinate terms: peninsular, criollo, americano

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pepito, Dr. Rodello ((Can we date this quote?)) Insulares: Spanish born in Insular areas[1]
  2. ^ Perdon, Renato (December 31, 2013) The origin of Filipino[2]