ascian

noun
as·​ci·​an | \ ˈash(ē)ən \
plural -s

Definition of ascian

: one that has no shadow specifically : an inhabitant of the torrid zone where the sun is vertical at noon for a few days every year

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History and Etymology for ascian

Latin ascius (from Greek askios, from a- a- entry 2 + skia shadow) + English -an

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“Ascian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascian. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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