See also: Nox, NOx, and ΝΟΧ

English

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Etymology 1

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From Latin nox (night; darkness), by analogy with lux from Latin lūx (light; daylight, day). Doublet of night.

Noun

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nox (plural nox)

  1. (rare) millilux (unit of illuminance)

Etymology 2

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n (nitrogen) +‎ ox (oxide)

Noun

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nox (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of NOx (nitrogen oxides)
  2. Abbreviation of nitrous oxide.
    Coordinate term: nos

Anagrams

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Latin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Italic *nokts, from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts. Cognate with Ancient Greek νύξ (núx), Sanskrit नक्ति (nákti), Old English niht (whence English night), Proto-Slavic *noťь.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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nox f (genitive noctis); third declension

  1. night (period of time)
    media noxmidnight
    Nox pars obscura diei est.Night is the dim part of the day.
  2. darkness
  3. a dream
  4. (figuratively) confusion
  5. (figuratively) ignorance
  6. (figuratively) death

Declension

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Third-declension noun (i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nox noctēs
Genitive noctis noctium
Dative noctī noctibus
Accusative noctem noctēs
noctīs
Ablative nocte noctibus
Vocative nox noctēs

Synonyms

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Antonyms

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  • (antonym(s) of night): diēs

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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References

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  • nox”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nox”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nox in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • nox in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a star-light night: nox sideribus illustris
    • till late at night: ad multam noctem
    • in the silence of the night: silentio noctis
    • night and day: noctes diesque, noctes et dies, et dies et noctes, dies noctesque, diem noctemque
    • to prolong a conversation far into the night: sermonem producere in multam noctem (Rep. 6. 10. 10)
    • night breaks up the sitting: nox senatum dirimit
    • (ambiguous) while it is still night, day: de nocte, de die
    • (ambiguous) late at night: multa de nocte
    • (ambiguous) in the dead of night; at midnight: intempesta, concubia nocte
  • nox”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nox”, in William Smith, editor (1848), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Lolopo

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Etymology

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From Proto-Loloish *s-nökᴴ (Bradley). Cognate with Nuosu (nur ma, soybean), Burmese ပဲနောက် (pai:nauk, mungbean), Naxi nvq (soybean).

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Noun

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nox 

  1. (Yao'an) bean, pea

Middle English

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Noun

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nox

  1. Alternative form of oxe