transalpine [trans-al-pahyn, -pin, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. situated beyond the Alps, especially toward the north as viewed from Italy.
  2. passing or extending across or through the Alps: a transalpine railway.
  3. of, relating to, or characteristic of peoples or lands beyond the Alps.


  1. 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!

    Catherine de’ Medici

    Honore de Balzac

  • Let not the love of your Transalpine dominions detain you longer.

    The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch


  • It is certain that the Transalpine Gauls were a conspicuously taller race.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)

    Thomas De Quincey

  • Position of the Italians.The Italians had long looked upon the transalpine nations with contempt.

    History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)

    John William Draper

  • In Transalpine Gaul she had as yet no possessions; Massalia was still an independent and specially cherished ally.

    The Chief Periods of European History

    Edward A. Freeman

  • British Dictionary definitions for transalpine transalpine adjective (prenominal)

    1. situated in or relating to places beyond the Alps, esp from Italy
    2. passing over the Alps


    1. a transalpine person
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