American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To write in a scholarly fashion; produce scholarship.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To study earnestly or laboriously, as by candle-light; think closely or seriously; meditate.
- To elaborate, as by laborious night study.
- v. rare To work diligently by artificial light; to study at night.
- v. To work or write like a scholar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To study by candlelight or a lamp; to study by night.
- v. To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.
- v. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
- From Latin lūcubrātus, perfect passive participle of lūcubrō ("work by candlelight"), from lūx ("light"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin lūcubrāre, lūcubrāt-, to work at night by lamplight; see leuk- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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