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See also: prôné and prône

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin prōnus (turned forward, bent or inclined).

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prone (comparative more prone, superlative most prone)

  1. Lying face downward; prostrate.Wp
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 24962326:
      But they had already discovered that he could be bullied, and they had it their own way; and presently Selwyn lay prone upon the nursery floor, impersonating a ladrone while pleasant shivers chased themselves over Drina, whom he was stalking.
  2. Having a downward inclination or slope.
  3. Shooting from a lying down position.
  4. Predisposed, liable, inclined.

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prone

  1. feminine plural of prono

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prōne

  1. vocative masculine singular of prōnus

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