self-shadowed

shadowed

[shad-ohd]
adjective Printing.
noting or pertaining to an ornamented type in which the embellishment is outside the character, especially one in which a black line at one side and at the top or bottom gives the effect of a cast shadow.

Origin:
1350–1400 in general sense; Middle English; see shadow, -ed2

self-shadowed, adjective
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shadow
O.E. sceadwe, sceaduwe, oblique cases of sceadu (see shade). As a designation of members of an opposition party chosen as counterparts of the government in power, it is recorded from 1906. Shadow of Death (Ps. xxiii:4, etc.) is Gk. skia thanatou, perhaps a mistranslation of
a Heb. word for "intense darkness."

shadow
late O.E. sceadwian "to protect as with covering wings" (cf. also overshadow), from the root of shadow (n.). Meaning "to follow like a shadow" is from c.1600 in an isolated instance; not attested again until 1872.
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