transalpine, ultramontane

(adjective) on or relating to or characteristic of the region or peoples beyond the Alps from Italy (or north of the Alps); “ancient transalpine Gaul was an area northwest of the Alps and included modern France and Belgium”; “Cracow was a transalpine university”


(noun) one living on or coming from the other side of the Alps from Italy

Source: WordNet® 3.1



Transalpine (plural Transalpines)

A native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps, that is, out of Italy.



transalpine (not comparable)

On the other side of the Alps (with respect to Rome, therefore the north side).

Source: Wiktionary

Trans*al"pine, a. Etym: [L. transalpinus; trans across, beyond + Alpinus Alpine, from Alpes the Alps: cf. F. transalpin.]

Definition: Being on the farther side of the Alps in regard to Rome, that is, on the north or west side of the Alps; of or pertaining to the region or the people beyond the Alps; as, transalpine Gaul; -- opposed to cisalpine. " Transalpine garbs." Beau. & Fl.

Trans*al"pine, n.

Definition: A native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps, that is, out of Italy.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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