ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

belated Monday word: nychthemeron

nychthemeron /nɪkˈθɛmərɒn/, noun.
A night and a day; a period of 24 consecutive hours.

Etymology:  Late 1600s, from Greek nyct (night) and hemera (day).

This handy word is not commonly seen outside technical writing, where it is used to avoid the ambiguity of just saying 'day'.
Tags: greek, n, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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