ascian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ascius (without shadow), from Ancient Greek ἄσκιος (áskios, without shadow), from ἀ- (a-, not) + σκιά (skiá, shadow)

Noun[edit]

ascian (plural ascians or ascii)

  1. person or thing without a shadow
  2. person or thing found close to the Equator

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Etymology[edit]

West Proto-Germanic *aiskōną, from Proto-Indo-European *ais-. Cognate with Old Frisian āskia, Old Saxon ēscon, Old High German eiscōn. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin aeruscare, Old Armenian այց (aycʿ), Slavic *jīskātī (Old Church Slavonic искати, Russian искать), Baltic *eiška- (Lithuanian ieškoti).

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Verb[edit]

āscian

  1. to demand, seek from
  2. to ask, to enquire
    Hwæt me ahsast be þam? Why did you ask me about that? (Ælfric's Colloquy)
  3. to call for, summon; to inquire into
    Ne ascige ic nu owiht bi ðam bitran deaþe minum. I demand nothing now for my bitter death. (Codex Exoniensis)

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