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[trans-al-pahyn, -pin, tranz-]
  1. situated beyond the Alps, especially toward the north as viewed from Italy.
  2. passing or extending across or through the Alps: a transalpine railway.
  3. of, relating to, or characteristic of peoples or lands beyond the Alps.
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  1. a native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps.
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Origin of transalpine

1580–90; < Latin trānsalpīnus across the Alps, equivalent to trāns- trans- + Alp(ēs) the Alps + -īnus -ine1
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adjective (prenominal)
  1. situated in or relating to places beyond the Alps, esp from Italy
  2. passing over the Alps
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  1. a transalpine person
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