Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who casts no shadow at noon. The inhabitants of the torrid zone alone fulfil this condition, having the sun twice a year in their zenith at noon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of the
- From Latin ascius ("without shadow"), from Ancient Greek ἄσκιος (askios, "without shadow"), from ἀ- (a-, "not") + σκιά (skia, "shadow") (Wiktionary)
“I have no fundamental problem with these words, ascian, and there’s nothing more satisfying than the perfect use of a great word.”
“97 Nan ne dorste nan thing ascian, translated literally, becomes no one dares not ask nothing.”
“n. - joint or articulation connecting two bones. artuate v. - to tear limb from limb adj. - like or pertaining to a reed. ascian”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘ascian’.
Please contribute your favorite words from any of Gene Wolfe’s books to this prize-winning list.
In case you come across words in this list which are too commonplace to fit in, please ...
Not just rare words, but thousands of RARE WORDS WITH DEFINITIONS.
If you want to see the definitions, too, go to
new words or spelling issues
Names of constructed languages (excluding Tolkien's, which get a list of their own) and languages presented only in works of fiction. I'm going to be flexible about what gets listed and include bot...
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
how many words can I make mine this summer?
All the words from the Grandiloquent Dictionary.
946 of these 2700 words do not yield any results in six different dictionaries, hence many of them might be misspellings.
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
Oddments culled from my "main" lists that belong in a display cabinet of their own, plus sundry other curiosities. :-)
Words I'm learning/have learned.
Well, wrap me in a looroll and call me Mummy!
‘tis the time for ‘ID the ‘nik!’
To quote bilby, who organised it last time round:
“Many thanks to the wondrous efforts of uselessnes...
Looking for tweets for ascian.