from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated on this side of the Po, with regard to Rome—that is, on the south side.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective On the hither side of the river Po with reference to Rome; that is, on the south side.


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  • OK, now I have one. I get to be the first to list this one. And I spelled it correctly.

    October 10, 2007

  • Congrats, ejnorman. And what a word, too!

    October 10, 2007

  • Well done! There is definitely a pleasant satisfaction in getting first wordie on a good word.

    October 10, 2007

  • Agreed. Good job! Though I have to wonder... do we really need a word for this concept? *sigh* English... go figure...

    October 10, 2007

  • Next time somebody tells you about some concept that some crazy language has that has no equivalent in English, point them to this word and snicker.

    October 10, 2007

  • Well, you never know when you'll need to talk about one or the other side of the River Po with respect to Rome.


    Actually, Wikipedia has an amusing (to me) background for this word.

    October 10, 2007

  • Do you ever sit up at night and wonder: What if Wikipedia is wrong?

    October 11, 2007

  • I mostly do that during the day.

    October 11, 2007

  • I refuse to consider the possibility. Wikipedia is like Snopes, that is, infallible.

    October 11, 2007