(figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.
- the extreme revolutionary party of Danton and Robespierre, which occupied the highest seats in the French National Assembly in 1793
Other Word Forms of Mountain
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Mountain
- the Mountain
Origin of Mountain
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman muntaine, from Vulgar Latin *montānea, feminine of *montāneus (“mountainous"), alteration of Latin montānus, from mōns, from Proto-Indo-European *monti (compare Welsh mynydd (“mountain"), Albanian mat (“bank, shore"), Avestan [script?] [script?] (mati, “promontory")), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to project, stick out"). More at menace.
Middle English mountaine from Old French montaigne, muntaigne from Vulgar Latin montānea from feminine of montāneus of a mountain from Latin montānus from mōns mont- mountain men-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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