- (obsolete) The ninth hour of the day counted from sunrise; around three o'clock in the afternoon.
- time, Time of day when the sun is in its zenith; twelve o'clock in the day, midday.
- The corresponding time in the middle of the night; midnight.
Etymology: Old English nonOld English, nÅn, from a Germanic borrowing of classical Latin nona, nÅna "ninth hour" (short for nona, nÅna horaLatin, hÅra), feminine of nonus, nÅnus "ninth". Cognate with Flemish noen, obsolete German Non, Norwegian nonNorwegian, non.
- 1885: When night was at its I heard a voice chanting the Koran in sweetest accents " Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 17
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