Other Forms FormsEnglish variant: Ciscaucasus
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Meaning & History
Means "on this side of the Caucasus", derived from Latin cis meaning "on this side of" combined with the latinized Greek noun Caucasia meaning "the Caucasus" (both the mountains and their namesake region). This is the name of the northern part of the Caucasus region, which is sometimes also called the North(ern) Caucasus and North(ern) Caucasia.