niht

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From Proto-Germanic *nahts, from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts. Cognate with Old Frisian nacht (West Frisian nacht), Old Saxon naht (Low German nacht), Old High German naht. (German Nacht), Old Norse nátt (Icelandic nótt), Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐌷𐍄𐍃 (nahts); and with Ancient Greek νύξ (núx), Latin nox, Proto-Slavic *noťь (Russian ночь (nočʹ)).

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niht f

  1. Night, particularly:
    1. The time between sunset and sundown.
      Dagum and nihtum
      Day and night
    2. Darkness.
  2. Day, when computing spans of time.
    for ten nihtum
    ten days ago

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