Meaning of skiagrapher in English:


Pronunciation /skʌɪˈaɡrəfə/


(also sciographer)
  • 1A person skilled at making sundials and in the art of dialling.

  • 2Art
    An artist skilled at using shading to convey perspective.

  • 3Medicine
    A person skilled in the use of X-rays; = "radiographer". Now chiefly historical.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Leybourn (1626–1716). From ancient Greek σκιά shadow + -grapher, after skiagraphy and Hellenistic Greek σκιαγράϕος (later σκιογράϕος, attested in variant readings in the Septuagint) perspective-painter, scene-painter.