lucubrator

lucubrate

[loo-kyoo-breyt]
verb (used without object), lucubrated, lucubrating.
1.
to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
2.
to write learnedly.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin lūcubrātus, past participle of lūcubrāre to work by artificial light, equivalent to lūcu-, variant (before labials) of lūci-, combining form of lūcēre to shine + -br(um) instrumental suffix + -ā- theme vowel + -tus past participle suffix

lucubrator, noun
lucubratory [loo-kyoo-bruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To lucubrator
Collins
World English Dictionary
lucubrate (ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to write or study, esp at night
 
[C17: from Latin lūcubrāre to work by lamplight]
 
'lucubrator
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

lucubrate
1620s, from L. lucubrat-, pp. stem of lucubrare (see lucubration).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;