Definition: noctanimus

August 5, 2009

“But what was normal in the evening by the morning seems insane”
Lua, Bright Eyes

The night is a strange time. We tend to feel more emotional, we argue more, say things – to lovers or enemies – that we may not normally say, and in general act less logically.

I’m surprised we don’t have a word to describe this state of mind; the more vivid psyche of the evening.

So I’m suggesting one - noctanimus, taken from the Latin ‘noctis’ (by night) and ‘animus’ (courage, vivacity, mind).

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