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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French meridional, from Latin merīdiōnālis, from merīdiēs (noon; south).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɪˈɹɪdɪənəl/

AdjectiveEdit

meridional (not comparable)

  1. located in the south, southern; later especially, pertaining to the south of France or other southern parts of Europe. [from 14th c.]
    • Sir H. Wotton
      Offices that require heat [] should be meridional.
  2. (astronomy, geography) along a north-south direction, or relative to a meridian; or relating to meridians or a meridian [from 15th c.]
  3. of or characteristic of southern areas or people, especially those in the south of France or other southern parts of Europe [from 19th c.]
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 740:
      This, Constance recognised, may have had nothing to do with the situation – it was probably just a meridional convention – for in the Mediterranean countries nobody trusts his neighbour [...].
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 270:
      As soon as he heard the news of the trial and execution, he summed up the incident as a monument to Catholic intolerance, meridional superstition and judicial bigotry – and he decided to do something about it.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

meridional (plural meridionals)

  1. an inhabitant of a southern region, especially the south of France

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin merīdiōnālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

meridional (masculine and feminine plural meridionals)

  1. southern
    Synonyms: del sud, austral

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Cardinal directions (punt cardinal):

NO N NE
O   E
SO S SE
n-occ sept n-or
occ   or
s-occ mer s-or

Further readingEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin merīdiōnālis.

AdjectiveEdit

meridional m or f (plural meridionais, comparable)

  1. southern (located in or relating to the south)
    Synonyms: austral, sulista

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French méridional, Latin merīdiōnālis.

AdjectiveEdit

meridional m or n (feminine singular meridională, masculine plural meridionali, feminine and neuter plural meridionale)

  1. southern, meridional
    Synonyms: sudic, austral
    Antonyms: nordic, septentrional, boreal

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin merīdiōnālis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /meɾidjoˈnal/, [meɾiðjoˈnal]

AdjectiveEdit

meridional (plural meridionales)

  1. southern
    Synonyms: austral, sureño
    Antonyms: septentrional, norteño

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VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin merīdiōnālis. Compare Italian meridionale

AdjectiveEdit

meridional m (feminine singular meridionala, masculine plural meridionali, feminine plural meridionale)

  1. southern, south (attributive)
    Antonym: setentrional