One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blundeville (fl. 1561), author and translator. From nocturn + -labe, after astrolabe. In form nocturlabe perhaps after French † nocturlabe, with loss of medial -n- apparently as simplification of the consonant cluster -rnl-.
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