Asteroid 5666, Rabelais, was discovered October 14, 1982 by Lyudmila G. Karachkina at Nauchnyj, Ukraine. It has a period of 3 years, 335 days.

It was named for the French writer Francois Rabelais (1494?-1593), author of Gargantua and Pantagruel (in which he coined the term "gargantuan"), to honor the five hundredth anniversary of his birth.

Francois Rabelais

The meaning of asteroid Rabelais seems to be: raunchy (Damien Foor), broad, big, generous, coarse.

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