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noctĭlūca , ae, f. nox-luceo,
I.that shines by night; hence,
I. The moon: Luna quod sola lucet noctu: itaque ea dicta noctiluca in Palatio; “nam ibi noctu lucet templum,Varr. L. L. 5, § 68 Müll.: “canentes Rite crescentem face noctilucam,Hor. C. 4, 6, 38.— *
II. A lantern, Varr. ap. Non. 234, 4 (Sat. Men. 54, 5).—
III. Noctilucam (noctilugam) Lucilius cum dixit obscenum significat, Paul. ex Fest. p. 174 Müll. (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. Müll. ad Fest. l. l.
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