plural noun

: those who live within a polar circle and whose shadows during some summer days will therefore move entirely round and fall toward every point of the compass

Word History


New Latin, from Greek periskioi, plural of periskios throwing a shadow all around, from peri- + skia shadow

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“Periscii.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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