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cisalpine (adj.)

"south of the Alps," 1540s, from Latin cisalpinus "on this side of the Alps" (from the Roman point of view), from cis- "on this side" (see cis-) + Alpinus "Alpine" (see Alpine). Compare ultramontane.

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Definitions of cisalpine

cisalpine (adj.)
on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps;
ancient cisalpine Gaul included an area south and east of the Alps
Synonyms: ultramontane
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