ascian

noun as·ci·an \ˈash(ē)ən\

Definition of ascian

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of ascian

Latin ascius (from Greek askios, from a- 2a- + skia shadow) + English -an — more at scene


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