supinus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sub. Confer with Ancient Greek ὕπτιος ‎(húptios, backwards, lazy, careless, passive), from ὑπό ‎(hupó).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

supīnus m ‎(feminine supīna, neuter supīnum); first/second declension

  1. lying down with face upwards; supine
  2. backwards, retrograde
  3. careless, thoughtless, heedless, negligent, indolent
  4. (grammar) supine

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative supīnus supīna supīnum supīnī supīnae supīna
genitive supīnī supīnae supīnī supīnōrum supīnārum supīnōrum
dative supīnō supīnō supīnīs
accusative supīnum supīnam supīnum supīnōs supīnās supīna
ablative supīnō supīnā supīnō supīnīs
vocative supīne supīna supīnum supīnī supīnae supīna

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References[edit]

  • supinus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • supinus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • supinus” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to raise the hands to heaven (attitude of prayer): (supinas) manus ad caelum tendere