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  • adj. dispelling shadows

Etymologies

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Ultimately from Ancient Greek σκιά (skia, "shadow") + λύσις ("loosening").

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  • "And in a shatter and jig of scialytic prism-fall quiet women. . ." "Fifty-seven Views of Fujiyama" by Guy Davenport

    January 19, 2010

  • And here I thought it meant "one who has sciatica."

    May 23, 2008

  • Dispelling shadows. (from Phrontistery)

    May 23, 2008