noun Etymology: Middle English nocturne, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin nocturna, from Latin, feminine of nocturnus Date: 14th century a principal division of the office of matins

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  • nocturn — ≠ diurn Trimis de siveco, 03.08.2004. Sursa: Antonime  noctúrn adj. m., pl. noctúrni; f. sg. noctúrnă, pl. noctúrne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  NOCTÚRN nocturnă (nocturni, nocturne) …   Dicționar Român

  • Nocturn — Noc turn, n. [F. nocturne, fr. L. nocturnus. See {Nocturnal}, and cf. {Nocturne}.] 1. An office of devotion, or act of religious service, by night. [1913 Webster] 2. One of the portions into which the Psalter was divided, each consisting of nine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nocturn — (n.) a division of the office of matins, early 13c., from O.Fr. nocturne evening service; curfew, from M.L. nocturna, group of Psalms used in the nocturns, from L. nocturnus (see NOCTURNAL (Cf. nocturnal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nocturn — [näk′tərn] n. [ME nocturne < OFr < ML(Ec) nocturna < L nocturnus: see NOCTURNAL] any of the divisions of the office of matins …   English World dictionary

  • nocturn — /nok terrn/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. the office of matins, consisting of nine psalms and either three or nine lessons. [bef. 1150; ME nocturne < ML nocturna, n. use of fem. of L nocturnus by night; r. OE noctern < ML, as above] * * * …   Universalium

  • nocturn — noun The night office of the Christian Liturgy of the Hours, such as is performed in christian monasteries …   Wiktionary

  • nocturn — noc|turn Mot Agut Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • noctúrn — adj. m., pl. noctúrni; f. sg. noctúrnã, pl. noctúrne …   Romanian orthography

  • NOCTURN — nocturna …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • nocturn — noun (in the Roman Catholic Church) a part of matins originally said at night. Origin ME: from OFr. nocturne or eccles. L. nocturnum, neut. of L. nocturnus of the night …   English new terms dictionary

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