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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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