Archaic Definition of the Week – Lychnobite

lychnobite {LIK-noh-bite. Noun.} The OED defines lychnobite as “one who turns night into day; a ‘fast-liver.'”

From the Greek lychnobios, from lychnos, “lamp,” and bios, “life.”

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