NIGHT , that
See also:part of the natural
See also:day of twenty-four
See also:hours during which the
See also:sun is below the
See also:horizon, the dark part of the day from sunset to sunrise (see DAY) . The word in O . Eng. takes two forms, neaht and night, the latter
See also:form apparently being established by about the loth century . The word is
See also:common in varying forms to Indo-
See also:languages . The
See also:root is usually taken to be nak-, to perish, the word meaning the
See also:time when the
See also:light fails (cf . Gr . 4icos,
See also:Lat. nex,
See also:death, nocere, to hurt) . It was customary to reckon periods of time by nights, and we still use " fortnight " (O . Eng. feowertyne niht, fourteen nights), but " se'n-night " (seven nights) has been displaced by " week " (q.v.) .
NIGHTINGALE (O. Eng. Nihtegale, literally " singer ...
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