cismontane

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cismontane on this (the speaker's) side of the mountains "a contest in Virginia between a cismontane and a tramontane people"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cismontane On this side of the mountains. See under Ultramontane.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cismontane Situated on this (the speaker's) side of the mountain; specifically, on the northern side of the Alps (with special reference to the relation of the peoples north of Italy to the see of Rome): opposed to ultramontane.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cismontane on this side the mountains—opp. to Ultramontane
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. cis-, + L. mons, mountain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cis, on this side.

Usage

In literature:

Sustained by the united support of Cismontane Christendom, the council resolutely went its way.
"A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II" by Henry Charles Lea
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