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English word moonlight comes from Middle English monelicht.

Moonlight etymology ?

Moonlight detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
monelicht Middle English (enm)
moonlight English (eng) (by extension) To engage in an activity other than what one is known for.. To work on the side (at a secondary job), often in the evening or during the night. (attributive) Illuminated by the light from the Moon.. The light reflected from the Moon.