[ sis-mon-teyn ]
/ sɪsˈmɒn teɪn /


on this (the speaker's or writer's) side of the mountains, especially the Alps.


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Origin of cismontane

1820–30; < Latin cismontānus, equivalent to cis- cis- + montānus montane

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British Dictionary definitions for cismontane

/ (sɪsˈmɒnteɪn) /


on this (the writer's or speaker's) side of the mountains, esp the AlpsCompare ultramontane (def. 1)

Word Origin for cismontane

C18: from Latin cis- + montānus of the mountains, from mōns mountain
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