Lucubratio

1967 CB. Discovered 1967 Feb. 6 by P. Wild at Zimmerwald.

(3022) Dobermann

The original meaning of this Latin word is "night work" (from lucubrum, meaning candle). Then it seems to have been extended to any laboriously earned study to overlabored work - and even to idle talk. In spite of this pejorative development the discoverer hopes that this naming will be welcomed by astronomical observers and theorists alike. (M 21130)

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