Published: 2nd August 2020
Citation: Astronist Institution. (2020). Noctism. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/entry/noctism. Last accessed: [date].
noun (also Nocticism)
a lifestyle involving activity mainly during the night, especially for Astronist religious reasons, practitioners of which are called nocts.
DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES
Noct | nɒkˌtɪz(ə)m | adjective
Nocts | nɒkˌts | plural
Noctic | nɒkˌtɪk | adjective
Nocticism | nɒkˌtɪsɪz(ə)m | noun
Noctarian | nɒkˌtˈɛːrɪən | noun
ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY
Astro-English: from Astronese, the prefix noct-, denoting nighttime, combined with the suffix -ism denoting a belief; meaning ‘belief in or devotion to the night.’ The term finds its origins during the Founding era by way of one of Cometan’s indrucies.
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