cismontane

[sis-mon-teyn]

Origin of cismontane

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

adjective
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for cismontane
adj.

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

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