Pronounced: vih-SIS-ih-tood (alt -tyood), noun
Notes: I had the wrong meaning for this word
The word pernoctate means
- to stay up all night
- to pass the night somewhere
This word came into English in the early 1600s
Background / Comments
What a great word! This is another one I hope to remember and sprinkle into conversation. Our word comes from the Latin word pernoctare (to spend the night). The Latin word is composed of per- (through) and nox (night).