See also: mont

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French -mont, from French mont (hill, mountain).

SuffixEdit

-mont

  1. Forming a placename or a surname derived therefrom and denoting or connoting a hill or mountain; sometimes (as in estate names) used more for euphony and connotation than for geomorphic denotation. Word formation in English using the suffix to name towns and family estates was most productive in the mid-19th through mid-20th centuries.

Derived termsEdit

  • Beaumont, with roots meaning beautiful hill/mountain
  • Belmont, with roots meaning beautiful hill/mountain
  • Breezemont, with roots meaning breezy hill/mountain
  • Clairmont, with roots meaning clear/light-colored/shining hill/mountain
  • Craigmont, with roots meaning Craig's hill/mountain
  • Crestmont, with roots meaning crest of the hill/mountain
  • Edgemont, with roots meaning edge of the hill/mountain
  • Fairmont, with roots meaning fair (beautiful) hill/mountain
  • Fremont, with roots meaning cold hill/mountain
  • Glenmont, with roots meaning glen[-adorned] hill/mountain
  • Philmont, with roots meaning Phillips' or Philip's hill/mountain
  • Rosemont, with roots meaning rose[-adorned] hill/mountain

Related termsEdit

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mont, from Old French mont (hill, mountain).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-mont

  1. Forming a placename or a surname derived therefrom and denoting or connoting a hill or mountain.

Derived termsEdit

  • Beaumont, with roots meaning beautiful hill/mountain
  • Belmont, with roots meaning beautiful hill/mountain
  • Surmont, with roots meaning on top of the hill/mountain

See alsoEdit