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From lūcubrō (work by night, candlelight or lamplight; compose by night, candlelight or lamplight).



lūcubrātiō f (genitive lūcubrātiōnis); third declension

  1. The act of working by night, candlelight or lamplight; lucubration, nocturnal study, night work.
  2. Anything made, produced or composed at night, candlelight or lamplight; lucubration, night work.


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lūcubrātiō lūcubrātiōnēs
genitive lūcubrātiōnis lūcubrātiōnum
dative lūcubrātiōnī lūcubrātiōnibus
accusative lūcubrātiōnem lūcubrātiōnēs
ablative lūcubrātiōne lūcubrātiōnibus
vocative lūcubrātiō lūcubrātiōnēs

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  • lucubratio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lucubratio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
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  • lucubratio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
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