accumbent

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin accumbō (recline), from ad (to) + cumbō (recline)

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Adjective[edit]

accumbent (comparative more accumbent, superlative most accumbent)

  1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
    • 1998, Anne Markham Schulz, Giammaria Mosca called Padovano: a Renaissance sculptor in Italy and Poland[1], ISBN 9780271016740, page 136:
      Together his accumbent pose and closed eyes denoted sleep, as an alternative to death, which the stiff, recumbent pose of previous effigies had embodied.
  2. (botany) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf
    • 1840, William Baxter, British phænogamous botany[2], volume 5:
      Distinguished from other genera, with accumbent cotyledons, in the same class and order, by the entire, nearly equal petals; and the dehiscent, nearly entirely pouch, of 2, 1- or many-seeded cells, a broad dissepiment (septum), and nearly flat valves.

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Verb[edit]

accumbent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of accumbō