nightfall etymology

English word nightfall comes from English night, English fall

Detailed word origin of nightfall

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
night English (eng) (countable) A night (and part of the days before and after it) spent in a hotel or other accommodation.. (countable) An evening or night spent at a particular activity.. (countable) The period between sunset and sunrise, when a location faces far away from the sun, thus when the sky is dark.. (sports, colloquial) A night's worth of competitions, generally one game.. (uncountable) A dark blue [...]
fall English (eng) (UK, US, dialect, archaic) To fell; to cut down.. (copulative) To become.. (followed by a determining word or phrase) To become; to be affected by or befallen with a calamity; to change into the state described by words following; to become prostrated literally or figuratively (see Usage notes below).. (heading, intransitive) To move downwards.. (intransitive) To assume a look of shame or [...]
nightfall English (eng) The close of the day; the coming of night.

Words with the same origin as nightfall

Descendants of night
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