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).

Pronunciation edit

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɪnsjələ/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪnsəlɚ/, /ˈɪnsjəlɚ/
  • Hyphenation: in‧su‧lar

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 Having an inward-looking, standoffish, or withdrawn manner.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.
  7. (linguistics, anthropology) (often with a capital letter) Relating to the varieties of a language or languages spoken chiefly on islands. Insular Latin, Latin as it was spoken in Britain and Ireland. Insular Celtic, the Celtic languages of Britain, Ireland and also Brittany, as opposed to those spoken in mainland Europe other than Brittany. Insular Scandinavian, relating to the Icelandic and Faroese languages as opposed to the ones spoken in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

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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”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.

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Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin īnsulāris.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

insular m or f (masculine and feminine plural insulars)

  1. insular
    Synonym: illenc

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Portuguese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Learned borrowing from Latin īnsulāris.

Pronunciation edit

 
 

Adjective edit

insular m or f (plural insulares)

  1. insular

Etymology 2 edit

From ínsula +‎ -ar. Piecewise doublet of ilhar and isolar.

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Verb edit

insular (first-person singular present insulo, first-person singular preterite insulei, past participle insulado)

  1. to isolate
  2. (physics) to insulate
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Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French insulaire, from Latin insularis. By surface analysis, insulă +‎ -ar.

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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 īnsulāris.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /insuˈlaɾ/ [ĩn.suˈlaɾ]
  • Rhymes: -aɾ
  • Syllabification: in‧su‧lar

Adjective edit

insular m or f (masculine and feminine plural insulares)

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

Noun edit

insular m or f by sense (plural insulares)

  1. islander
  2. (Philippines, obsolete, historical) 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), “Archived copy”, in The origin of Filipino[2], archived from the original on 2021-10-21

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