transalpine

adjective

trans·​al·​pine tran(t)s-ˈal-ˌpīn How to pronounce transalpine (audio)
tranz-
: situated on the north side of the Alps
Transalpine Gaul
compare cisalpine

Word History

Etymology

Latin transalpinus, from trans- + Alpes the Alps

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transalpine was in 1590

Dictionary Entries Near transalpine

Cite this Entry

“Transalpine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transalpine. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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