nocturn

noun noc·turn \ ˈnäk-ˌtərn \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of nocturn

:a principal division of the office of matins

Origin and Etymology of nocturn

Middle English nocturne, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Medieval Latin nocturnus, going back to Latin, feminine of nocturnus "of the night" — more at nocturnal


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