incumbo

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *kumbō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱumbʰ- (compare Welsh cwm (hollow), English hump, Ancient Greek κύμβη (kumbē, bowl; boat), Albanian sumbull (button, bud), Avestan [script?] (xumba, pot)[script?], Sanskrit कुम्ब (kúmba, thick end of bone)).

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.

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

incumbo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of incumbir

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

incumbo

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of incumbir.
Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 15:50