insular

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

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 Having an inward-looking, standoffish, or withdrawn manner.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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NounEdit

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 readingEdit

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin īnsulāris.

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insular (masculine and feminine plural insulars)

  1. insular

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PortugueseEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

insular m or f (plural insulares)

  1. insular

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French insulaire, from Latin insularis.

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AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. insular

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin insularis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /insuˈlaɾ/, [ĩn.suˈlaɾ]

AdjectiveEdit

insular (plural insulares)

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

NounEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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]

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