from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who lives by the sea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dweller by the sea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dweller near the sea.


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  • This is a charming word. It flows trippingly from the tongue and is useful. I would love to embrace it. But when a word is first encountered and its entry has no etymology I cannot be sure that it is not some Wordnik's fanciful coinage.

    I have found this elsewhere:

    Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    Gr. pa`ralos near the sea; para` beside + "a`ls the sea

    An etymology is not merely entertaining. It serves to authenticate the word. This is especially important when no usage examples are supplied. I wish Wordnik failed less often in this regard.

    March 18, 2014

  • made me think of amphiscian

    March 18, 2014

  • This is a really pretty word! Great meaning, and it's got a certain cellar door quality about it.

    March 18, 2014

  • :o)

    August 21, 2008

  • oroboroslian: one who lives near oroboros

    August 20, 2008

  • One who lives near the sea.

    August 20, 2008