amphiscians

plural noun am·phis·ci·ans \amˈfish(ē)ənz\
variants: or

amphiscii

\-shēˌī\

Definition of amphiscians

archaic

  1. :  the inhabitants of the tropics

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Origin and Etymology of amphiscians

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 — more at scene


First Known Use: 1559


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