Origin of recumbent
Examples from the Web for recumbent
It is generally associated with a recumbent position, repeated yawning, and excessive languor.An Ocean Tramp|William McFee
With a lingering glance of fear and pity at the recumbent figure, Paul sped towards the red lamp as fast as he could lift a leg.Despair's Last Journey|David Christie Murray
This too much for Mr. G. Sat bolt upright from recumbent position in which he had listened to debate.
Little puffs of red dust, lifted by the plunging hoofs of passing teams, dispersed in a grimy shower upon the recumbent man.The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales|Bret Harte
"It won't do," said Mr. Fowler, lightly touching the recumbent Saul with his foot.The Tree of Knowledge|Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for recumbent
Word Origin for recumbent
Word Origin and History for recumbent
1705, from Latin recumbentem (nominative recumbens), present participle of recumbere "recline, lie down, lie down again;" of things, "to fall, sink down, settle down," from re- "back" (see re-) + -cumbere "to lie down" (see succumb). Related: Recumbency (1640s). A verb, recumb, has been attempted in English occasionally since 1670s.