The Latin collis derived in colle and then came to Italian as collina. From this term comes the concept of hill, which refers to a prominence of the land that occurs naturally.
According to DigoPaul, hills, therefore, are elevations. Unlike mountains, they do not usually exceed 100 meters in height. Therefore a hill is a lower elevation than a mountain.
Also called mounds, lomas or specks in some cases, the hills usually arise for geomorphological reasons. The transfer of sediments from a glacier, a geological fault or the erosion of a mountain are some of the causes that can lead, over time, to the appearance of a hill.
Throughout history many hills were chosen to start the construction of a settlement. The height was useful to observe if enemies were approaching and to avoid problems derived from the flooding of a river located in the vicinity.
In addition to all that has been indicated, we cannot ignore the fact that the term at hand has also been used in the cinema field. This would be the case of the film “The Englishman who climbed a hill and descended a mountain”. It is a British film directed by Christopher Monger and premiered in 1995.
Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald and Colm Meaney are some of the actors that make up the cast of this feature film that tells that two cartographers, in 1917, arrived in a small British town to take the necessary measurements as they were preparing the new map from Wales. The problem they will have is that the residents want an area that they consider to be “the first mountain in Wales” to be established on that map as a mountain.
However, when cartographers make the pertinent measurements, they come across the fact that due to its height they cannot establish it as a mountain but simply as a hill. A fact this that will lead the residents of the place to try to put into practice different plans to ensure that it achieves the necessary height.
In the literary field, on the other hand, there is the work “Watership’s Hill.” It is a novel written by the English writer Richard Adams. It was published in 1972, it is aimed at children and years later it would be brought to the big screen by the filmmaker Martin Rosen. It takes as its protagonist a rabbit named Fiver who has visions regarding the end of his burrow.
When choline is derived from the scientific Latin cholina, its use is linked to the field of chemistry. Choline is the substance that, as part of lecithins, is found in the bile of some species and functions as a neurotransmitter.
Considered an essential nutrient, choline is a molecule that allows cells to carry out their functions in a normal way. A deficiency of choline in the body can cause hypertension, bone problems, infertility and other disorders.
Finally, Colina is a surname shared by personalities such as Braulio Carrillo Colina (former head of state of Costa Rica) and the Venezuelan Oscar de Jesús Colina (singer).