meridional

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɪˈɹɪdɪənəl/

Adjective[edit]

meridional (not comparable)

  1. located in the south, southern; later especially, often pertaining to the southern parts of Europe. [from 14th c.]
    • 1624, Henry Wotton, The Elements of Architecture, [], London: [] Iohn Bill, OCLC 17479433:
      Offices that require heat [] should be meridional.
    • 2021, Pablo A. Baisotti, A New Struggle for Independence in Modern Latin America, Routledge:
      For much of the 19th century what we now know as South America was called Meridional America
  2. (astronomy, geography, meteorology) along a north-south direction, or relative to a meridian; or relating to meridians or a meridian [from 15th c.]
    Antonym: zonal
  3. of or characteristic of southern areas or people, especially those in the 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.

Coordinate terms[edit]

NW N NE
W Compass rose simple plain.svg E
SW S SE
n-occ sept n-or
occ Compass rose simple plain.svg or
s-occ mer s-or

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

meridional (plural meridionals)

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

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin merīdiōnālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meridional (masculine and feminine plural meridionals)

  1. southern
    Synonyms: del sud, austral

Noun[edit]

meridional m or f (plural meridionals)

  1. southerner
    Synonym: habitant del sud

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

(compass points) punt cardinal;

nord-oest
(n-occ)
nord
(sept)
nord-est
(n-or)
oest
(occ)
Compass rose simple plain.svg est
(or)
sud-oest
(s-occ)
sud
(mer)
sud-est
(s-or)

Further reading[edit]


Piedmontese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

meridional

  1. southern

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin merīdiōnālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /me.ɾi.d͡ʒi.oˈnaw/ [me.ɾi.d͡ʒɪ.oˈnaʊ̯], (faster pronunciation) /me.ɾi.d͡ʒjoˈnaw/ [me.ɾi.d͡ʒjoˈnaʊ̯]

Adjective[edit]

meridional m or f (plural meridionais)

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

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French méridional, Latin merīdiōnālis.

Adjective[edit]

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

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin merīdiōnālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meɾidjoˈnal/ [me.ɾi.ð̞joˈnal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: me‧ri‧dio‧nal

Adjective[edit]

meridional (plural meridionales)

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

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin merīdiōnālis. Compare Italian meridionale.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. southern, south (attributive)
    Antonym: setentrional