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From Middle English southerne, sothern, sutherne, from Old English sūþerne (southern, southerly, coming from the south; of southern make), from Proto-Germanic *sunþrōnijaz (southern), from Proto-Indo-European *sun-, *swen- (sun). Cognate with Scots southron, sudron (southern), Old Frisian sūthern, sūdern (southern), Middle Low German sūdern (southern), Middle High German sundern (southern), Icelandic súðrænn (southern, tropical). More at south.



southern (comparative more southern, superlative most southern)

  1. Of, facing, situated in, or related to the south.
  2. Of or pertaining to a southern region, especially Southern Europe or the southern United States.
    • 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. []   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
    The southern climate.
  3. Of a wind: blowing from the south; southerly.



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