One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The use or interpretation of shadows cast by the sun, especially to tell the time of day; the art of dialling.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Gregory (1607–1646), orientalist. From post-classical Latin sciotericus, sciathericus, sciothericus: see -ic.
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