Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday Word of the Day

Tramontane \truh-MON-teyn\, adjective:
1. Being or situated beyond the mountains.
2. Beyond the Alps as viewed from Italy; transalpine.
3. Of, pertaining to, or coming from the other side of the mountains.
4. Foreign; barbarous.
1. A person who lives beyond the mountains: formerly applied by the Italians to the peoples beyond the Alps, and by the latter to the Italians.
2. A foreigner; outlander; barbarian.
3. A violent, polar wind from the northwest that blows in southern France.

~I love coming across words I've never heard of before.~

Tramontane comes from the Latin word trānsmontānus which meant beyond the mountains. It is made of three roots: mont meaning mountain, trans meaning over, and -an, a suffix denoting "coming from."  ~  

A Day in the Life of Serena

Song of the Day:  Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down (yep, I'm still on this one...the music has an underlying darkness that suits my mood lately.)
Currently Reading:  Slow Ride by Erin McCarthy
Currently Writing:  Friday's Shapeshifter blog & work on a werewolf idea I have brewing  Editing:  The Submission  


  1. What a cool word. Somewhere it's in the back of my memory in some form.

    Oooh, a werewolf idea... sounds promising!

  2. I like it, too, Savanna. It is, however, totally new to me. :)

    Yeah, werewolves. :) It's a series of three. Now if each of the cousins will offer up more of the story, I'll be a happy author lady!