[trans-puh-deyn, trans-pey-deyn]

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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for transpadane

Historical Examples of transpadane

  • 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


  1. (prenominal) on or from the far (or north) side of the River Po, as viewed from RomeCompare cispadane

Word Origin for transpadane

C17: from Latin Transpadānus, from trans- + Padus the River Po
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