One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Situated or originating on the other side of the sea.‘an alien, or a transmarine stranger’
- ‘Another reason for the non-installation of a rail system here is that Okinawa is a transmarine island, separated from mainland Japan.’
- ‘Foremost among these was the fact that it was a transmarine colony and a ‘colonia ciuium Romanorum’.’
- 1.1 Of or involving crossing the sea.‘some birds make long transmarine migrations’
- ‘Dering's proposals for a transmarine telegraph are contained in his patent specification of August 15, 1853, from which we condense the following account.’
- ‘A transmarine voyage on the rickety ship would take more than a week.’
- ‘We know as yet little of the limitations or possibilities of marine and transmarine communication.’
Late 16th century: from Latin transmarinus, from trans- ‘across’ + marinus ‘marine, of the sea’.
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