“Nite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nite. Retrieved 26 October 2022. These sample phrases are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word “nite”. The views expressed in the examples do not represent the views of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. nite (present nit, neit in the past tense, lying on the back, past participle nites, present participle nitande, imperative nit) nite m (some singular nites, indefinite plural nitar, some plural nitan) With what other nocti- forms can we often confuse? Late Old English niht (West Saxon neaht, anglian næht, neht) “the dark part of a day; night as a unit of time; Finsheirs”, also “Abwesenheit geistiger Erleuchtung, moralische Finsternis, Unwissenheit”, from Proto-Germanic *nahts (source also Old Saxon and Old High German naht, Old Frisian and Dutch night, German night, Old Norse natt, Gothic sewing). Noctiluca refers to a type of marine plankton, also known as the marine spark, that can produce light. elucubro [elucubrare, elucubravi, elucubratus]▼verb(1st) The Germanic words come from PIE *nekwt- “night” (source also from the Greek nyx “one night”, Latin nox, Old Irish nochd, Sanskrit naktam “night”, Lithuanian naktis “night”, Old Church Slavic nosti, Russian again`, Welsh Henoid “tonight”), according to Watkins, probably from a verbal root *neg- “to be dark, to be night”. For notation with -gh- see Kampf. The vowel indicates that the modern English word is derived from oblique cases (genitive nihte, dative niht). In combination with words or elements of words that begin with a vowel, nocti- becomes noct-, as in night owlism. An example of a scientific term that has the combined form nocti- is noctule, a meteorological term for high-altitude clouds that are “visible during the short night of summer.” pernocto [pernoctare, pernoctavi, pernoctatus]▼verb(1st) Nocti- comes from the Latin nox and means “night”.
The term nocturnal, which means “of or in relation to the night”, also comes from this Latin root. In fact, the English word night is ultimately related to the Latin nox. Finally, the Greek word for “night”, nýx, source of the combined forms nycto- and nyct-, is also related to nox, which you can learn in our articles Words That Use for forms. pervigilo [pervigilare, pervigilavi, pervigilatus]▼verb(1st). Since the -luca part of the word means “shiner” and is based on the meaning of nocti-, what does this creature`s name literally mean? Arbitrary description of the night, attested from 1920. The OED calls it “widespread vulgarism.” It appears earlier in humorous depictions of semi-educated spelling. Ladies` NIGHT at the Cheesecake Factory, does it get better than that? Working nights preserves the Old English genitive of time. The “excrement” of the nocturnal earth (1770) is so called because it was removed after dark (from sumps, etc.). The night train is attested from 1838; evening school of the 1520s; The nightlife “usual night carousel” is attested from 1852. The day before you passed, I thought my wife was going to die. From Old Norse hníta, from Proto-Germanic *hnītaną. The first part of the word, nocti- means “night”, as we have seen.
The luminous part of the word means “bright” or “clear”, with a meaning of “visible”. Noctulecent literally means “bright (at) night”. What are the words that use or are related to the combined form nocti-? Nocti- is a combined form used as a prefix meaning “night”. It is sometimes used in scientific terms. Thus, in Old English combinations, the night was “the night before (a particular day or feast day)”; compare German Christmas “Christmas”, literally “Holy Night”. Formerly, the day was maintained so that it began at sunset, so that the Old English monanniht “Monday evening” was the night before Monday, or what we would call Sunday evening; So saeterniht “Friday night”. The Greeks, on the other hand, counted their days in the morning.