See also: periœcus
- periœcus (obsolete)
perioecus (plural perioeci)
- (obsolete) Someone living on the same latitude as someone else, but on a different or opposite side of the world; one's antithesis.
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):, II.ii.3:
- How comes it to pass, that in the same site, in one latitude, to such as are periœci, there should be such difference of soil, complexion, colour, metal, air, etc.