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English Words from Our Latin Word

This month's Latin word
  • equinox  (either of the two times during a year when the sun crosses the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are approximately equal)

  • noctambulism  (the act or an instance of walking or performing another activity associated with wakefulness while asleep or in a sleeplike state)

  • noctiluca  (any of various bioluminescent dinoflagellates of the genus Noctiluca that when grouped in large numbers make the sea phosphorescent)

  • noctilucent  (luminous at night; used especially of certain high clouds)

  • nocturnal  (of, relating to, or occurring in the night)

  • nocturne  (a painting of a night scene; an instrumental composition of a pensive, dreamy mood, especially one for the piano)

Definitions are taken from:

The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright Ā© 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Electronic version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002.

http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (30 Sep. 2006).

English-Word Information: Word Info about English Vocabulary (wordinfo.info).