meridional

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /mᵻˈɹɪdɪən(ə)l/

Adjective[edit]

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.

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Noun[edit]

meridional (plural meridionals)

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

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meridional m, f (masculine and feminine plural meridionals)

  1. southern

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Cardinal directions (punt cardinal):

NO N NE
O Compass rose simple plain.svg E
SO S SE
n-occ sept n-or
occ Compass rose simple plain.svg or
s-occ mer s-or

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meridional m, f (plural meridionais; comparable)

  1. southern (located in or relating to the south)

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meridional m, f (plural meridionales)

  1. southern

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian meridionale

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. southern, south (attributive)