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[trans-puh-deyn, trans-pey-deyn] /ˈtræns pəˌdeɪn, trænsˈpeɪ deɪn/
on the farther side, especially the northern side of the Po River.
Origin of transpadane
1610-20; < Latin trānspadānus beyond the Po, equivalent to trāns- trans- + Pad(us) Po + -ānus -ane Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And he stands in this perhaps not so much for himself as for a transpadane school.

  • The disquiet of the outlying cities on the borders of Lombardy was due to a desire for union with the transpadane Republic.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Two constitutions were needed for new-born states, the republics known thus far as the transpadane and the Cispadane.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Vergil himself—if, as seems likely, the Catalepton be a genuine work of Vergil—did not escape the transpadane fashion.

  • Horace is speaking there of the Vergil of the transpadane period: the reference is to the Eclogues.

British Dictionary definitions for transpadane


/ˈtrænzpəˌdeɪn; trænsˈpeɪdeɪn/
(prenominal) on or from the far (or north) side of the River Po, as viewed from Rome Compare cispadane
Word Origin
C17: from Latin Transpadānus, from trans- + Padus the River Po
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