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proper noun

  • 1A large tableland region of northwestern Romania, separated from the rest of the country by the Carpathian Mountains and the Transylvanian Alps. Part of Hungary until it became a principality of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century, it was returned to Hungary at the end of the 17th century and was incorporated into Romania in 1918.

  • 2(in US history) an unrecognized fourteenth colony that was proposed in the 1770s in what is now central Kentucky and neighboring Tennessee.



/ˌtran(t)səlˈvānyə/ /ˌtræn(t)səlˈveɪnjə/


Based on Latin trans ‘across, beyond’ + silva ‘forest’.