Definition of noctiluca, noctiluga
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LNS
noctilūca, noctilūcae
(noctilūga, noctilūgae)
noxluceo
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. that shines by night
  2. The moon
  3. A lantern
Abbreviations
noctilūca, ae, f. nox-luceo, that shines by night; hence, The moon: Luna quod sola lucet noctu: itaque ea dicta noctiluca in Palatio; nam ibi noctu lucet templum, Varr. L. L. 5, ยง 68 Mull.: canentes Rite crescentem face noctilucam, Hor. C. 4, 6, 38.

— * A lantern, Varr. ap. Non. 234, 4 (Sat. Men. 54, 5).

— Noctilucam (noctilugam) Lucilius cum dixit obscenum significat, Paul. ex Fest. p. 174 Mull. (Scalig. ad loc. understands, by noctiluca, avis mali ominis noctu lugens; Salmas. Exerc. Plin. p. 70, col. 2, d, reads noctipuga, acc. to a gloss: noctipugam obscenum quod quasi noctibus compungat); v. Mull. ad Fest. l. l.
 
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