lychnobite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek λύχνος (lúkhnos, lamp) and βίος (bíos, life).

Noun[edit]

lychnobite (plural lychnobites)

  1. (rare) a person who works or labors at night and sleeps during the day.
    • Observer Journal (Dunkirk, New York); published November 5th, 1887
      Before the enfeebled of the dull-eyed lychnobite of the press could succumb to its influence, the cheerful voice of the magician awoke him.