What does Ascians mean?

Ascians meaning in Etymology Dictionary

residents of torrid zone, which "haue the Sunne twice euery yeere inside their zenith, and then they generate no shaddowes at all" [Nathanael Carpenter, "Geographie Delineated forth in 2 Bookes," 1635], from Medieval Latin Ascii, from Greek askioi, from a- "not, without," privative prefix (see a- (3)), + skia "shade, shadow" (see shine (v.)).


Ascians meaning in General Dictionary

people who, at certain times of the season, have no shadow at noon; -- put on the residents for the torrid zone, whom have, every six months, a straight sunlight.


Ascians meaning in General Dictionary

(n. pl.) Persons who, at peak times of the season, do not have shadow at noon; -- put on the residents associated with torrid area, with, twice a year, a vertical sun.