septentrional (French)

  • Grop

    Senior Member
    français
    Le contraire de septentrional est austral, sauf quand on parle du sud de la France: on dit alors méridional.

    Pour l'étymologie, ça semble venir du latin.
     

    hunternet

    Senior Member
    France - French
    maybe "méridional" for "southern".

    For the etymology, the French version of Wikipedia will help you (it is an old german word)
     

    yeyiboub

    Senior Member
    France
    the adjective "septentrional" comes from "septentrion", which is a synonym of the word "nord". We rarely use it nowadays. As for the etymology, here is an article in wikipedia that may help you a little bit : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septentrion
    For "southern", I know two equivalents : "austral" or "méridional".
    Hope it helps !
     
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