Last modified on 13 November 2014, at 02:44

incumbo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *kumbō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱumbʰ- (compare Welsh cwm (hollow), English hump, Ancient Greek κύμβη (kúmbē, bowl; boat), Albanian sumbull (button, bud), Avestan [script needed] (xumba, pot)[script needed], Sanskrit कुम्भ (kumbha, a pot, jug)). Related to cubō; cf. also accumbō, succumbō, concumbō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

present active incumbō, present infinitive incumbere, perfect active incumbuī (no passive)

  1. I lay oneself upon; I lean or recline on something.
  2. I press down on, fall upon (e.g. one's sword)
    Ferro incumbere.
    Gladio incumbere.
    In gladium incumbere.
    To fall on his sword.


Usage notesEdit

  • Constructed with in ("in"), ad ("to", "towards", "on"), super ("upon") or the dative, also with the accusative.
    Incumbere in parietem.
    To lean on a wall.

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

incumbo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of incumbir

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

incumbo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of incumbir.