One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
somnambulism, noctambulismView synonyms
- ‘A case on record tells of a professor of philosophy whose noctambulation was carefully observed for a period of ten years.’
- ‘People that are affected by noctambulation just don't know what they are doing.’
- ‘I should want to know Venice familiarly before giving myself overmuch to noctambulation.’
- ‘Throughout this compilation the listener will find excellent music for dining, dancing, relaxation, reflection, and meditative noctambulation.’
Early 18th century: from Latin nox, noct- ‘night’ + ambulatio(n-) (from ambulare ‘to walk’).
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