Asteroid 2264, Sabrina, was discovered on December 16, 1979 by Edward Bowell at the Anderson Mesa Station of the Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff, Arizona. It has a period of 5 years, 192 days and is 27.52 kilometers (a little over 17 miles) in diameter.

It was named for the legendary British princess Sabrina, daughter of King Locrine. Along with her mother, Sabrina was drowned in the River Severn (in western England) by Locrine's angry widow. Sabrina became the Roman name for the River Severn.

A statue of the British river goddess Sabrina

The meaning of asteroid Sabrina seems to be: to glance, set sights on (Damien Foor); to transform, to come into one's own, magic(k), to be given power one isn't experienced in handling or comfortable with.

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