transhumance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French transhumance, ultimately from Latin trāns (across, beyond) + humus (ground).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /trænzˈhjuːməns/

Noun[edit]

transhumance (countable and uncountable, plural transhumances)

  1. The seasonal movement of people, with their cattle or other grazing animals, to new pastures which may be quite distant.
    • 2005 June 17, C. J. Moore, "Meanwhile: With a hop-hop-hop and a bottle of Swiss bubbly," New York Times (retrieved 20 Aug 2014):
      There are rites of spring in the mountains, and this week I followed the transhumance, the annual movement of cattle, from their lower valley winter quarters up to the higher pastures.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

transhumance f (plural transhumances)

  1. transhumance

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