transalpine [trans-al-pahyn, -pin, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- situated beyond the Alps, especially toward the north as viewed from Italy.
- passing or extending across or through the Alps: a transalpine railway.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of peoples or lands beyond the Alps.
- a native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps.
Origin of transalpine 1580–90; Latin trānsalpīnus across the Alps, equivalent to trāns- trans- + Alp(ēs) the Alps + -īnus -ine1 Examples from the Web for transalpine Historical Examples of transalpine
The transalpine pope held in check by the pontiff of Geneva!
Honore de Balzac
Let not the love of your Transalpine dominions detain you longer.
It is certain that the Transalpine Gauls were a conspicuously taller race.
Thomas De Quincey
Position of the Italians.The Italians had long looked upon the transalpine nations with contempt.
John William Draper
In Transalpine Gaul she had as yet no possessions; Massalia was still an independent and specially cherished ally.
Edward A. Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for transalpine transalpine adjective (prenominal)
- situated in or relating to places beyond the Alps, esp from Italy
- passing over the Alps
- a transalpine person