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

Word History


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

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Cite this Entry

“Transalpine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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