mountain


mountain
mountain (n.) c.1200, from O.Fr. montaigne (Mod.Fr. montagne), from V.L. *montanea "mountain, mountain region," lit. fem. of *montaneus "of a mountain, mountainous," from L. montanus "mountainous, of mountains," from mons (gen. montis) "mountain" (see MOUNT (Cf. mount) (n.)). Until 18c., applied to a fairly low elevation if it was prominent (e.g. Sussex Downs, the hills around Paris). As an adjective from late 14c. Mountain dew "raw and inferior whiskey" first recorded 1839; earlier a type of Scotch whiskey (1816); Jamieson's 1825 "Supplement" to his Scottish dictionary defines it specifically as "A cant term for Highland whisky that has paid no duty." Mountain-climber recorded from 1839; mountain-climbing from 1836.

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