intransitive verb

: to stay up or out all night
especially : to pass the night in vigil or prayer
I pernoctated with the … students once J. C. Ransom

Word History


Latin pernoctatus, past participle of pernoctare, from per- through + noct-, nox night

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“Pernoctate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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