Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday word: Supine

Supine: [soo-pahyn]


1. Lying on the back, face or front upward.   (The opposite would be "prone".... lying facedown on the belly)
2. Inactive, passive, or inert, especially from indolence or indifference.
3.(Of the hand) having the palm upward.

Origin: Latin, 1400s-1500s

This word usually tends to come up in descriptions of crime scenes in which the body was discovered in a supine position.
Tags: adjective, l, latin, wordsmith: trellia_chan

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