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cisalpine

[sis-al-pahyn, -pin] /sɪsˈæl paɪn, -pɪn/
adjective
1.
on this (the Roman or south) side of the Alps.
Origin of cisalpine
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin Cisalpīnus, equivalent to cis- cis- + Alpīnus Alpine
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cisalpine

/sɪsˈælpaɪn/
adjective
1.
on this (the southern) side of the Alps, as viewed from Rome
2.
relating to a movement in the Roman Catholic Church to minimize the authority of the pope and to emphasize the independence of branches of the Church Compare ultramontane (sense 2)
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adj.

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

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