is a classical name for a northern wind. The exact form of the name and
precise direction varies from country to country. The word came to
English from Italian tramontana, which developed from Latintrānsmontānus (trāns- + montānus), "beyond the mountains/across the mountains", referring to the Alps in the North of Italy.
The word has other non-wind-related senses: it can refer to anything
that comes from, or anyone who lives on, the other side of mountains, or
even more generally, anything seen as foreign, strange, or even