Meaning of night-spell in English:

night-spell

Pronunciation /ˈnʌɪtspɛl/

noun

  • 1historical A spell intended as protection against harm at night.

  • 2historical, rare A spell intended to cause harm or trouble at night.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From night + spell.