Words nearby noct-
WORDS THAT USE NOCT-
What does noct- mean?
Noct- comes from the Latin nox, meaning “night.” The term nocturnal, meaning “of or related to the night,” also comes from this Latin root. In fact, English’s own word night is ultimately related to the Latin nox.
Noct- is a variant of nocti-, which loses its -i– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use nocti- article.
Examples of noct-
The first portion of the word, noct-, means “night.” The second part of the word, -ambulism, refers to “walking,” from the Latin ambulāre, “to walk.” So, noctambulism literally means “walking at night.”
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