any of the divisions of the office of matins
Origin of nocturnMiddle English nocturne from Old French from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin nocturna from Classical Latin nocturnus: see nocturnal
Any of the three canonical divisions of the office of matins.
Origin of nocturnMiddle English nocturne from Medieval Latin nocturna from Latin feminine of nocturnus of the night ; see nocturnal .
- The night office of the Christian Liturgy of the Hours, such as is performed in christian monasteries.