from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the shadow moving all around.
  • n. One of those who live within a polar circle, whose shadows, during some summer days, will move entirely round, falling toward every point of the compass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the shadow moving all around.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the Periscii.
  • n. One of the Periscii.


Ancient Greek around + shadow: compare French périscien. (Wiktionary)


  • In every clime we are in a periscian state; [155] and, with our light, our shadow and darkness walk about us.

    Christian Morals


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  • Having a shadow moving all around, as in the course of a summer day in the polar regions.

    July 6, 2007