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  1. Noctua, genus Noctuanoun

    type genus of the Noctuidae: moths whose larvae are cutworms


  1. noctua

    Noctua is a genus of birds in the true owl family, known as the "hawk owls." The name is derived from the Latin word for "night," alluding to the nocturnal habits of these birds. Notably, the Northern Hawk Owl (Noctua nidus) is a species that falls under this genus. However, Noctua is also a name of a major brand of computer cooling equipment.


  1. Noctua

    Noctua was a seldom mentioned constellation that was once placed between the end of the tail of Hydra, the sea-serpent and Libra. The origins of the constellation are unknown, but an image of it appears in A Celestial Atlas by the British amateur astronomer Alexander Jamieson, and in the American astronomer Elijah Burritt's Atlas, part of his Geography of the Heavens. Noctua seemed to replace the earlier constellations of Turdus Solitarius, the solitary thrush and John Flamsteed's Hermit Bird. All of these constellations are no longer recognized by astronomers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Noctua

    nok′tū-a, n. a generic name variously used—giving name to the Noctū′idæ, a large family of nocturnal lepidopterous insects, strong-bodied moths.—n. Noc′tuid.—adjs. Noctū′idous; Noc′tuiform; Noc′tuoid.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of noctua in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of noctua in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. abduct
    • B. render
    • C. transpire
    • D. abide

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