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Friday, February 17, 2012

Definitions for tramontane

  1. Being or situated beyond the mountains.
  2. Beyond the Alps as viewed from Italy; transalpine.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or coming from the other side of the mountains.

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Citations for tramontane
The tramontane concerns of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company were managed by two resident partners, Fitzgerald and Bridger. Washington Irving, History, Tales, and Sketches
Governor Spottiswood's tramontane expedition had not long gone its romantic way when there came over the mountain trail an English sailor-pioneer named John Shore. Frances Courtenay Baylor, Beyond the Blue Ridge
Origin of tramontane
1300-1350
Tramontane comes from the Latin word trānsmontānus which meant beyond the mountains. It is made of three roots: mont meaning mountain, trans meaning over, and -an, a suffix denoting "coming from."
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