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From Latin recumbere, from re- (back) + cumbere (in comparative), akin to cubare (to lie down).


recumb (third-person singular simple present recumbs, present participle recumbing, simple past and past participle recumbed)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To lean; to recline; to repose.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of J. Allen (1761) to this entry?)

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for recumb in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)