The obscure word of the week is pernoctate

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One of the more obscure English words I’ve found is pernoctate.

It’s from Latin and originated in the seventeenth century, meaning to spend the night somewhere.

Your challenge? Use today’s obscure word in a sentence, down in the comments.

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4 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is pernoctate

    1. Hah! Yes, Netflix definitely has a pernoctatory aspect! One, I suspect, shared across the Western World. In my household the latest cause of this self-same problem has been ‘Black Books’, all 18 episodes…

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