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See also: periœcus


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From Late Latin perioeci, from Ancient Greek περίοικοι (períoikoi, neighbours), from περι- (peri-, peri-) + οἶκος (oîkos, house).



perioecus (plural perioeci)

  1. (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.