plural noun

variants or amphiscii
: the inhabitants of the tropics

Word History


amphiscians from Late Latin amphisci us one who dwells in the tropics (from Greek amphiskios, from the adjective, throwing a shadow both ways, from amphi- + skia shadow) + English -an + -s; amphiscii from Late Latin, plural of amphiscius

First Known Use

1559, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphiscians was in 1559

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“Amphiscians.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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