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  1. 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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Historical Examples of cismontane

  • But this I will do—thank you most sincerely for the compliment you pay us Cismontane heretics.

    Yeast: A Problem

    Charles Kingsley

  • Sustained by the united support of Cismontane Christendom, the council resolutely went its way.

British Dictionary definitions for cismontane


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

C18: from Latin cis- + montānus of the mountains, from mōns mountain
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Word Origin and History for cismontane


from Latin cis- "on this side of" (see cis-) + stem of mons (see mount (n.)).

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