provincial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French provincial, from Latin provincialis (province).

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provincial (comparative more provincial, superlative most provincial)

  1. Of or pertaining to a province.
    a provincial government
    a provincial dialect
  2. Constituting a province.
  3. Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.
  4. Not cosmopolitan; backwoodsy, hick, yokelish, countrified; not polished; rude
    • 2011, KD McCrite, In Front of God and Everybody
      That awful little Cedar Whatever is no thriving megalopolis, and you people are so provincial, it's appalling.
  5. Narrow; illiberal.
  6. Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical province, or to the jurisdiction of an archbishop; not ecumenical.
    a provincial synod
  7. Limited in outlook; narrow.

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Noun[edit]

provincial (plural provincials)

  1. A person belonging to a province; one who is provincial.
  2. (Roman Catholicism) A monastic superior, who, under the general of his order, has the direction of all the religious houses of the same fraternity in a given district, called a province of the order.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 700:
      The Franciscan provincial Diego de Landa set up a local Inquisition which unleashed a campaign of interrogation and torture on the Indio population.
  3. (obsolete) A constitution issued by the head of an ecclesiastical province.
    • c. 1503–1512, John Skelton, Ware the Hauke; republished in John Scattergood, editor, John Skelton: The Complete English Poems, 1983, OCLC 8728872, lines 130–135, page 65:
      Or els is thys Goddis law,
      Decrees or decretals,
      Or holy sinodals,
      Or els provincyals,
      Thus within the wals
      Of holy church to deale  []?
  4. A country bumpkin.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōvinciālis. [First attested in 1653.][1]

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provincial (masculine and feminine plural provincials)

  1. provincial

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References[edit]

  1. ^ provincial”, in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana, 2022

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin provincialis.

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provincial (feminine provinciale, masculine plural provinciaux, feminine plural provinciales)

  1. provincial

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Noun[edit]

provincial m (plural provinciaux)

  1. people from the provinces/regions

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōvinciālis. [First attested in the 13th century.][1]

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provincial m (feminine singular provinciala, masculine plural provincials, feminine plural provincialas)

  1. provincial

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Diccionari General de la Lenga Occitana, L’Academia occitana – Consistòri del Gai Saber, 2008-2016, page 528.

Further reading[edit]

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians, 2 edition, →ISBN, page 789.

Piedmontese[edit]

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provincial

  1. provincial

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōvinciālis.

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provincial m or f (plural provinciais)

  1. provincial

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin provincialis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pro.vin.t͡ʃiˈal/

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provincial m (plural provinciali)

  1. provincial

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin prōvinciālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /pɾobinˈθjal/, [pɾo.β̞ĩn̟ˈθjal]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /pɾobinˈsjal/, [pɾo.β̞ĩnˈsjal]

Adjective[edit]

provincial (plural provinciales)

  1. provincial

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