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per-nocto, āvi, 1, v. n., to stay all night long, to pass the night (class.).

I. Lit.: foris non est pernoctandum, Varr. R. R. 2, 3: noctem pernoctare perpetem, Plaut. Truc. 2, 2, 22: cum ibi pernoctaret, Cic. Clu. 13, 37: extra moenia, Liv. 27, 38.—Of things: pro me pernoctet epistula tecum, Ov. H. 18 217: cum salibus, i. e. in pickle (of olives), Pall. 11, 10, 1: lumina pernoctantia, shining all night, Amm. 14, 1, 9.—

II. Trop.: haec studia pernoctant nobiscum, peregrinantur, rusticantur, Cic. Arch. 7, 16.