tramontane


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tra·mon·tane

 (trə-mŏn′tān′, trăm′ən-tān′)
adj.
1. Dwelling beyond or coming from the far side of the mountains, especially the Alps as viewed from Italy.
2. From another country; foreign.
n.
1. A person who lives beyond the mountains.
2. A foreigner; a stranger.
3. A cold north wind in Italy.

[Italian tramontano, from Latin trānsmontānus : trāns-, trans- + montānus, of a mountain; see mountain.]

tramontane

(trəˈmɒnteɪn)
adj
1. being or coming from the far side of the mountains, esp from the other side of the Alps as seen from Italy
2. foreign or barbarous
3. (Physical Geography) (of a wind) blowing down from the mountains
n
4. an inhabitant of a tramontane country
5. (Physical Geography) Also called: tramontana a cold dry wind blowing south or southwest from the mountains in Italy and the W Mediterranean
6. rare a foreigner or barbarian
[C16: from Italian tramontano, from Latin trānsmontānus, from trans- + montānus, from mōns mountain]

tra•mon•tane

(trəˈmɒn teɪn, ˈtræm ənˌteɪn)

adj. Also, transmontane.
1. being or situated beyond the mountains, esp. the Alps, as viewed in Italy.
2. foreign.
n.
3. a person who lives beyond the mountains.
4. a foreigner.
[1585–95; Middle English tramountayne pole star < Italian tramontano < Latin trānsmontānus beyond the mountains. See trans-, mount2, -an1]

tramontane

1. a person who lives beyond the mountains.
2. a foreigner or stranger. — tramontane, adj.
See also: Foreigners
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tramontane - a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterraneantramontane - a cold dry wind that blows south out of the mountains into Italy and the western Mediterranean
boreas, north wind, norther, northerly - a wind that blows from the north
Adj.1.tramontane - on or coming from the other side of the mountains (from the speaker)tramontane - on or coming from the other side of the mountains (from the speaker); "the transmontane section of the state"; "tramontane winds"
cismontane - on this (the speaker's) side of the mountains; "a contest in Virginia between a cismontane and a tramontane people"
2.tramontane - being or coming from another countrytramontane - being or coming from another country; "tramontane influences"
foreign, strange - relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"
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