What does "Transalpine" mean?


(a.) Being on the farther side of the Alps in regard to Rome, that is, on the north or west side of the Alps; of or pertaining to the region or the people beyond the Alps; as, transalpine Gaul; -- opposed to cisalpine (n.) A native or inhabitant of a country beyond the Alps, that is, out of Italy

Synonyms ultramontane, tramontane, transmontane

Example: "Ancient transalpine Gaul was an area northwest of the Alps and included modern France and Belgium"